- 2021-10-15 00:00:00
- 2021-10-15 23:59:59
The annual Hindu festival of Dussehra, or Vijayadashami as it's alternatively known, symbolizing the victory of good over evil, began Thursday. Dussehra is celebrated on the 10th day of the month known as Ashwin in the Hindu calendar, which traditionally corresponds to September or October of the Gregorian calendar. The first nine days are celebrated during what's known as Maha Navratri, meaning ninth night, and culminate on the tenth day when Dussehra begins.
The festival of lights Diwali is celebrated twenty days after Dussehra.