Dussehra Festival Recipes
Vijayadashami also known as Dasara, Dusshera or Dussehra is a major Hindu festival celebrated at the end of Navratri every year. It is observed on the tenth day in the Hindu calendar month of Ashvin, which typically falls in the months of September and October.
Vijayadasami is observed for different reasons and celebrated differently in various parts of the India. In the East and North East of India, Vijayadashami marks the end of Durga Puja, remembering goddess Durga's victory over the buffalo demon to help restore Dharma.
Vijayadasami celebrations include processions to a river or ocean front that carry clay statues of Durga, Lakshmi, Saraswati, Ganesha and Kartikeya, accompanied by music and chants, after which the images are immersed into the water for dissolution and a goodbye. In many other parts of India, towering effigies of Ravana symbolizing the evil is burnt with fireworks marking evil's destruction. The festival also starts the preparation for one of the most important and widely celebrated Diwali, the festival of lights, which is celebrated twenty days after the Vijayadashami.
In this section, you will find some of the most popular recipes from across India, from Sundal, Chitranna, Puliyodharai, Jamun, Jalebi, Sandesh, Malpua and a whole lot of Bengali recipes that are eaten during the festival.