What Does Kota Dusshera Fair (Mela) Means ?

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Planning for a tour to Rajasthan? You are certainly on the right track to enjoy a great holiday. However, your tour should include a visit to some of the fairs and festivals held in Rajasthan. These fairs and festivals will take you most close to the rich culture and tradition of the place. These fairs and festivals in Rajasthan are held across the state. They are very much popular among the local people as the tourists. Among the various festivals held in different parts of Rajasthan, the Dussehra Festival Kota is one of the most popular festivals. The vibrant and joyous mood prevalent in this area during the festival offers an enjoyable experience to the tourists.

Kota itself has a great historical significance. Visiting Kota will help tourists to get a vivid knowledge about the rich history of the place. The Dussehra Festival Kota adds to the attraction further more. This festival lets you get a close look at the rich culture and tradition of the place. Moreover, the picture perfect beauty of the place also adds to Kota's attraction as a tourist destination.

About the festival

The Kota Dussehra festival is a very important religious festival in Kota which is held every year in the month of September to October. According to the Hindu calendar the festival of Kota Dussehra is held in the Hindu month of Ashwin. This festival holds an important place in the heat and soul of the people of Kota as it signifies the victory of good over evil through the victory of Lord Rama over demon Ravana. This festival also signifies the victory of Goddess Durga over Mahishasura, the buffalo demon. This festival lasts for about fortnight.

Religious Significance

According to Ramayana, the holy book of Hindus, Dusshera festival was celebrated for the very first time when Lord Rama defeated Ravana, a demon ruler of Lanka in a battle fought for ten consecutive days. Since then, this festival is celebrated with great religious fervor by Hindus.