Significance of Dussera (Vijayadashami)
In the month of October every year, Festivals are lined up one after the other and preparations are already in full swing. This begins with the celebration of Navratri and is followed by Dussera and other festivals.
In Hindu tradition, Dussera is one of the most important festivals. It is an auspicious occasion after nine days of Navratri, the tenth day, which is celebrated as Dussera or Vijayadashami signifies the victory of good over evil
Dussera is the celebration of the victory of the big mind over the small mind.
As per the Ramayana, Vijayadashami marks the day when Lord Rama defeated the demon king Ravana. And it is the tenth day also signifies the victory of Goddess Durga over the demon Mahishasura after Nine days of Navratri.
Normally, when the mind is taken over by negative tendencies, what we do is keep fighting with it inside. This gives us stress, anxiety, and all over low filling and we know that still, we don't surrender and we suffer more.
Navratri signifies that "do the surrender", after a long fight surrender to supreme power and you got present to the real happiness and joy. do the surrender to the Divinity by saying, "I can’t fight with my own mind, so You take care of it and show me the path".
This is what the nine days of Navratri signify, the victory of the spiritual power, the higher self over pettiness & small things, the good over bad ones, the positive over the negative.
There are two types of persons first who do not even look at their minds, they just keep working, and second who keep looking at their own minds all the time. Both the situation is not good you need to be wise and take between approach.
Take a look at the mind, once in a while but not all the time. Otherwise, you will become self-centered, thinking all the time, 'What do I want?' or 'I am feeling like this.
Forget about how you feel. Feelings keep changing every minute - they are good for one minute, and the next minute they are not good, so what! Move with courage. Winning over the small mind is the real celebration of Dussera (Vijayadashami).
In the small mind, there is bickering, judgments, and all kinds of noise that goes on. Dussera is a time to overcome these tendencies and unite with the source.