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Dasara
Start Date: 10/4/2014 All Day
End Date: 10/4/2014

Event Description:
Hindu holyday: Dasara celebrates Lord Rama’s victory over the 10-headed demon king Ravana and thus the triumph of good over evil as told in the epic poem The Ramayana, and is observed on the 10th day of the “bright half” of the Hindu lunar month of Ashvin. The festival may last up to 15 days, with prayer and food offerings to the gods, and because it is one of the most auspicious occassions of the year it is an especially good time to start a new venture. [i] Diwali, the festival of light, occurs exactly 20 days after Dasara, celebrating Rama’s return home and the triumph of light over darkness.[ii]


[i] TimeAndDate.com. “Dussehra (Maha Navami) in India.” http://www.timeanddate.com/holidays/india/dussehra

Contact Information:
Name: Rev. Amy L. Fisher
Phone: (617) 573-8325
Email: interfaith@suffolk.edu

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