Dussehra 2023: Dussehra or Vijayadashami is celebrated on the tenth day after the completion of nine days of Navratri. Dussehra this year is 24 October 2023. It is believed that Sri Rama killed Ravana, the king of Lanka, on the day of Dussehra. Hence there is a tradition of burning Ravana on this day.
According to the calendar, the festival of Dussehra is celebrated on the tenth tithi of Shuklapaksha in the month of Ashwin. It is traditionally celebrated as the victory of justice over unrighteousness and good over evil. Many beliefs and traditions are associated with Dussehra festival. One of these is the Nilakantha bird sighting on this day. Sightings of Neelkanth birds on Dussehra are rare and considered very auspicious. Let’s know about the importance attached to Neelkantha darshan on Dussehra day.
Importance of seeing Neelkanth on Dussehra day
According to legend, when Lord Rama was about to kill Ravana, he saw the Neelkantha bird. So he succeeded in killing Ravana. But after killing Ravana, Ramji was charged with the sin of killing a Brahmin. Then Lord Rama and Lakshmana worshiped Bholenath and called for deliverance from this sin. While Rama and Lakshana were worshiping Bholenath, Lord Shiva was present on earth in the form of Neelkantha bird. Hence it is believed that the Neelkantha bird represents Mahadev and its sighting on the day of Dussehra is considered auspicious.
In this condition, Neelkanth’s vision is auspicious
- On the day of Dussehra, it is auspicious if the Neelkantha bird is seen sitting in the wood. Because of this there is a possibility of earning money.
- If an unmarried woman or man sees Neelkanth on the day of Dussehra, there is a possibility of child marriage.
- If one sees Neelkanth on the day of Dussehra, it means that all your wasted and stuck work will begin to end immediately.
- If a woman sees Neelkanth on Dussehra day, it is very auspicious. If the sapphire is seen flying to your right, marriage is possible.
If Neelkanth is seen on Dussehra day then definitely do this
It is very auspicious to see bluebirds on the day of Dussehra. It is said to be rare because it is not easily seen. But if you see it on the day of Dussehra, you will understand that all the problems going on in your life will be removed now. If you see blue bird on Dussehra day ‘Kritba neerjanam raja balbridhyam yata balam. Shovanam khanjanam pasyejjalgosthasannigho: Neelgriva is auspicious, all fruitful. Prithviyambatirnosi khacharit namostu.‘Chant this mantra.
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