Dussehra Celebrations 2022

Dussehra Festival

Naperville Center celebrating Dussehra

Most Indian traditions and celebrations are being recognized globally, thanks to the large Indian diaspora living in all corners of the world, celebrating their vibrant culture no matter how far they stay from their homeland. Dussehra, one of the biggest events in the Indian festival calendar, is celebrated with much pomp and fervor by Hindus across the world. It is celebrated as the victory of Rama, a Vishnu avatar, over the ten-headed demon king Ravana, who kidnapped Rama’s wife, Sita. The terms Dasha (“ten”) and hara (“defeat”) in Sanskrit are the source of the festival’s name. Dussehra commemorates the triumph of good over evil.

Naperville seniors at the time of Ravan Dahan