Dussehra, also known as Vijayadashami, is a major Hindu festival that marks the victory of good over evil. It is celebrated on the tenth day of the Hindu month of Ashwin, which usually falls in September or October. This year, it will be observed on Tuesday, October 24, 2023. The festival commemorates the triumph of Lord Rama over the demon king Ravana, as well as the victory of Goddess Durga over the demon Mahishasura. The day is marked by the burning of effigies of Ravana, signifying the triumph of good over evil, as well as various cultural and religious rituals and customs. It is an auspicious day for new beginnings and seeking the blessings of the divine.