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Dasara is a 10 day festival celebrated in India and around the world. It is dedicated for all the devi(s) or Goddesses Durga and Saraswathi. Days include Saraswathi pooja – a dedication for all the materials we use for educating us (Books, stationary, etc). Durga Pooja – a dedication for her brave victory over the buffalo demon to help restore Dharma. Vijayadashami – a day dedicated to perform pooja for all the instruments or machines we use at home or office. Few people celebrate by making a statue of Ravana and burning him as killing the evil.

The festival played a historical role in the 14th-century Vijayanagara Empire, where it was called Mahanavami. The city of Mysore has traditionally been a major center of Dasara-Vijayadashami celebrations in India.

People keep dolls for displaying in 7 steps. All kids are invited to watch the display and listen to the story behind every sequence displayed. Most traditional and heritage of these are come along a long way…

Here are few photos displayed at Ishaan School.

A visit to Ishaan’s school friend was also awesome!