Vijayadashami 2023: Seeing the darkness of corruption and injustice everywhere today, the heart longs for the light that can dispel this darkness. Finding no hope from nowhere, we find hope to move forward from some pages of our culture. We all must have heard, watched and read Ramayana in some form or the other. The Ramayana teaches us that no matter how untrue and evil the forces become, one day they will cease to exist in the face of good.
Not only man, but God also suffers from this fear of darkness. But truth and righteousness have always favored the right man. Astrologer Dr. Anish Vyas said that Dussehra is a symbol of victory of good over evil. After the nine days of Navratri are dedicated to Goddess Durga, Vijayadashami is celebrated on the tenth day as a victory over evil. On this day Sri Rama killed the king of Lanka Ravana and established justice over injustice. Besides, Mother Durga also killed Mahishasura on this day. Hence it is celebrated as Vijayadashami. Dussehra festival will be celebrated on Tuesday, October 24. An effigy of Ravana is burnt on Dussehra.
According to the astrologer, according to the Hindu calendar, the Dashami Tithi of Shukla Paksha of Ashwin month this year will start on October 23rd at 5:44 PM and will end on October 24 at 3:14 PM. According to Udaya Tithi, Dussehra festival will be celebrated on October 24 this year. Two auspicious yogas are also being prepared on the occasion of Dussehra this year. On this day Rabi Yoga will be from 06:27 AM to 03:38 PM. After that, this yoga will run from 6:38 pm to 06:28 pm on October 25. At the same time, Dussehra Prakthi Yoga will start from 03:40 pm and will continue throughout the night.
The astrologer said that Ravana is not just a person, but a symbol of all evil, who is killed every Dussehra. In the present age there are many evils in our society which need to be eradicated. Check out the 7 Ravanas of Kali Yuga-
This astrologer said that rape is happening every day in the country, with every fourth victim being a minor. These scary statistics show that we are turning from humans to devils. In the Kali Yuga, this evil i.e. rapist Ravana has to take the initiative to kill.
The astrologer said, we are not getting rid of filth even though there is a big campaign about cleanliness. We are also responsible for this. One lakh metric tons of garbage is generated in the country every day. There is no proper system for its management.
Jyotishi said, we abuse the leaders on the issue of corruption. According to a report, last year 45 percent of Indians resorted to bribery to get their work done.
14 of the world’s 20 most polluted cities are in India. Levels of particulate pollutant PM 2.5 are increasing rapidly. This Dasera, this Ravana must be destroyed at any cost.
Without education, the society will not develop. Currently 25 percent of people in India are deprived of the right to education. By educating the next generation, the foundation of a better society can be laid.
Breaking free from the curse of poverty is not easy. 30 percent of India’s population is bound to live below the poverty line. We can destroy this Ravana only with the weapon of employment.
Even today it is superstition to believe in witchcraft. The astrologer said, even though we have reached the 21st century, the superstition about the form of Ravana has not ended. Recently 20 fathers have been blacklisted. Still people did not stop resorting to witchcraft.
Lessons from Ravana’s life
The astrologer said that according to the Ramayana, when Ravana was in his last moments, Rama called Lakshmana to him. Rama told Lakshmana that Ravana was a great expert in policy, politics and power. At a time when he is leaving the world, you should go to him and learn some life lessons. After hearing Rama’s words, Lakshmana went to Ravana and Ravana told him three things.
- Subhasya Spridham: Ravana taught Lakshmana not to delay in any good deed. Any good deed should be done as soon as it comes to mind or mind. Also avoid unpleasant incidents as much as possible.
- The enemy is not small: The astrologer said that the second lesson given to Ravana Lakshmana was that one should never consider his rival or enemy as smaller or inferior to himself. Ravana admitted that this was his biggest mistake. Ravana underestimated the army of monkeys and bears and destroyed everything he had.
- Don’t tell secrets: The astrologer said that the third wisdom that the great sage Ravana imparted to Lakshmana was that one should not tell one’s secret. Ravana told Lakshmana that if I had not told anyone the secret of my death, I would not have died today. But I told this secret to my brother, because of which I am lying on my deathbed today.
Everyone believes that Ravana lost to none other than Sri Rama. The astrologer said that but few people know that apart from Sri Rama, Ravana was defeated by four other powerful warriors.
Ravana lost even to the thousand-armed Arjuna:
According to the astrologer, when the demon king Ravana conquered all the kings, according to the Valmiki Ramayana, he went to the city of Mahishmati (present-day Maheshwar) with the intention of conquering the king Sahastrabahu Arjuna. Ravana challenged the thousand-armed Arjuna to a battle. On the banks of the Narmada, Ravana and the thousand-armed Arjuna fought a fierce battle. Finally the thousand-armed Arjuna captured Ravana. Ravana’s grandfather Pulastya Muni came to Sahastrabahu Arjuna on learning of this and requested Ravana’s release. The thousand-armed Arjuna left Ravana and befriended him.
Ravana’s defeat at the hands of Shiva
The astrologer said that Ravana was very strong and he was very proud of his strength. Ravana, driven by pride, reached Mount Kailash to defeat Lord Shiva. Ravana challenged Lord Shiva to a battle, but Mahadeva was engrossed in meditation. Ravana started to climb Mount Kailash. Then Lord Shiva increased the weight of Kailash with his toe, Ravana could not lift this weight and his hand got buried under the mountain. After this defeat Ravana made Shiva his guru.
The astrologer said, according to the scriptures, after conquering the earth and heaven, Ravana wanted to conquer the underworld. At that time the demon king Bali was the king of the underworld. Once Ravana reached the palace of Patal King Bali to fight him. Reaching there, Ravana challenged Bali to a battle. At that time, the children playing in Bali’s palace caught Ravana and tied him to the stable with the horse. Thus Ravana was defeated in the palace of King Bali.
When Ravana was defeated by Bali
The astrologer said that Ravana was very strong and wanted to prove himself almighty by defeating other warriors. When Ravana learned that Bali, the king of the monkeys, was also very powerful, he reached Kishkindha to fight him. Bali was worshiping then. When Ravana challenges Bali to a fight, Bali angrily hugs him and starts circling the ocean. Ravana tried hard to escape Bali’s embrace, but he could not succeed. When Bali leaves Ravana after the puja, he is exhausted. After this Ravana made Bali his friend.
Importance of Dussehra
The astrologer said that Dussehra is made up of two Sanskrit words. Dasa means evil and hara means removal. Thus, Dussehra means destroying evil and restoring good. The astrologer says that Vijayadashami is considered auspicious like Vasant Panchami and Akshaya Tritiya, the best time of the year. On the day of Vijayadashami, whether you are signing a contract, moving into your house, starting a new business or doing any kind of transaction, it is considered auspicious for the same. Dussehra festival is considered as one of the most holy and auspicious days of the year. It is one of the three moments, the most auspicious moments of the year – Chaitra Shukla Pratipada, Ashwin Shukla Dasami, Vaishakh Shukla Tritiya. This time is good to start anything.
The astrologer said Dussehra also has importance in Buddhism. It is said that the Mauryan rule began on this day and Ashoka renounced non-violence and embraced Buddhism. Dussehra, the biggest festival of victory of lies over truth, is being celebrated today. The festival of Vijayadashmi is celebrated with great fanfare across the country. On this day, the practice of touching the feet of the elders after weapon puja and burning of Ravana has been going on for centuries. It is believed that seeing Neelkanth bird on this day will remove all your bad deeds. The blue-throated bird is considered to be the representative of God. On the day of Dussehra, seeing Neelkanth birds increases money and wealth. It is believed that seeing Neelkanth anytime during Dussehra brings prosperity to the home and success in whatever one undertakes.
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