PM Modi On Dussehra: 'Festivals Run In Our Veins, Energise Us'

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PM Narendra Modi spoke about the importance of festivals in India while addressing the gathering at the DDA ground in Dwarka, on the occasion of Dussehra

Written By Misha Bhatt | Mumbai | Updated On:

On the auspicious occasion of Dussehra, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday addressed a gathering at the Ram Leela grounds in New Delhi's Dwarka, where he spoke about how the festivals in India unite people and bring them together.

"Festivals fill us up with joy and excitement. The festivals run in our veins and energise us," PM Modi said.

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While speaking at the Ram Leela ground, he also spoke of Women empowerment and celebrating 'Nari shakti' on the occasion of Vijayadashmi.

Earlier on Tuesday, PM Modi had extended his greetings to the nation on the joyous occasion of Dussehra. PM Modi took to Twitter and posted a video to wish the nation on this occasion. 

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Significance of Dussehra 

Dussehra is a widely celebrated Hindu festival that marks the end of Navratri, on the 10th day. Dussehra falls in the month of Ashvin or Kartik, according to the Hindu calendar. The festival celebrates goddess Durga's victory over the demon Mahishasura to restore and protect dharma. It also signifies the victory of good over evil. In the northern and western states, the festival is regarded as the end of Demon Ravana at the hands of Lord Rama.

Vijaydashmi also marks the beginning of the preparations for Diwali, which is celebrated twenty days after Vijayadashami and marks the return of Ram, Sita and Laxman to Ayodhya after completing 14 years in exile and killing Ravana of Lanka.

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