Happy Dussehra 2023! Vijayadashami or the 10th day marks the end of the nine-day Navratri festival. According to the Hindu calendar, Dussehra is observed as the victory of Lord Ram over the evil king Ravana. Today, people across the country burn huge effigies of demon king Ravana to signify the victory of good over evil. This year, Dussehra is celebrated on 24 October 2023 , Tuesday. Dasara is also known as Vijayadashami which marks the end of the five-day festivities of Durga Puja. It is believed that Vijayadashami is a day to celebrate the triumph of Goddess Durga over the buffalo demon Mahishasura. People immerse the idols of goddess Durga, Saraswati, Laxmi, Kartik, and Ganesg in water bodies.