President Patil greets nation on DussheraOctober 8th, 2008 - 3:01 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct 8 (ANI): President Pratibha Patil today greeted the nation on the occasion of Dusshera, which will be celebrated tomorrow.
In her message, the President said, “On the occasion of Dusshera, I extend my warm greetings and good wishes to all my fellow citizens.
“Dusshera symbolizes the victory of good over evil. May this day bring peace, prosperity and happiness to the people of the nation,” she added.
According to Hindu mythology, the ten-headed Ravana abducted Sita, Lord Ram’’s consort. Ram went to war with Ravana to release his wife from captivity and killed the demon-king, his son Meghnad and brother Kumbhkarna.
Ram’’s victory over Ravana is described as the triumph of good over evil and is celebrated every year as Dussehra.
Dussehra is also interpreted as “Dasa-Hara”, which means the slaying of the ten heads of Ravana, denoting abdication of ten vices –passion, pride, anger, greed, infatuation, lust, hatred, jealousy, selfishness and crookedness. (ANI)
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