Dussehra or Vijayadashami is one of the most popular indian festival. Dussehra signifies the victory of good over evil, truth over false and dharma over adharma. the festival inspire us to follow the path of dharma (righteousness) and truth. it reminds us that in the end truth always wins.
Dussehra is considered as an auspicious day. The burning of the effigy of Ravana along with Meghanad and Kumbhkarana symbolize the power of goodness and humanity is above all kind of powers. Lord Rama had fought a battle of ten days with Ravana, who had abducted his wife Sita, the day of his victory is called ‘Vijaya Dashmi’.
Ravana was a great devotee of lord Shiva and was highly learned. He was a scholar and intellectual He had mastered the four Vedas and six Shastras. It is said that his ten heads symbolically represented the mastery over these ten scriptures in total.Also, it is believed that the ten heads symbolized the ten qualities namely Kama (lust), Krodha (anger), Lobha (greed), Moha (attachment), Madha (arrogance), Matsarya (hatred and jealousy), Manas (mind), Buddhi (intellect), chitta (consciousness) and ahamkara (ego).
It is believed that every human being has both Ram as well as Ravan inside their heads. It depends on the person solely that which character they want themselves to be represented as.
Some Indian States also celebrate the festival as the destruction of demon named Mahisasur by Goddess Durga. The Grand festival of Durga Puja is celebrated in a beautiful way in West Bengal .Each Indian state celebrates the festival in its own way but the grace and ethnicity play an important part in the festival no matter where it is being celebrated.