A Local lady selling flower garlands on Mandovi Bridge

A Local lady selling flower garlands on Mandovi Bridge

Dussehra is a famous festival in India, celebrated after nine sacred night of “Sharad Navratri”. After Navratri, on the tenth day it is Dussehra, which is also known as “Vijayadashami”. This festival is a triumph of good over evil, on this day lord Rama, the seventh incarnation of Lord Vishnu killed 10-headed demon Ravana and Goddess Durga killed buffalo demon Mahishashur.

Portuguese introduced marigolds in India, it is widely cultivated in India to make garlands, for decorative purpose in marriages and festivals. Particularly, Dussehra where individuals adorn their vehicles and homes with marigold garlands. [Courtesy –GOA – By Edu’s World]