Dussehra

Dussehra

There are several zatras, which are related to the Dussehra, which is celebrated with much gusto here. Dussehra is generally considered as the triumph of good over evil. It is celebrated with a lot of colour, particularly with garlands of marigold flowers. Virtually, everything from the vehicle, house to the cow is garlanded with marigolds on the auspicious occasion. It was also an occasion for the Hindu community to buy new things, particularly vehicles, besides house warming ceremonies.

Also on the occasion, the famed Pernem Dassra is celebrated with 9 days of festivity, ending in the palki and sone luttop (stealing the gold) Some persons climb on a tree, which has roundish small leaves. In a quaint custom, they shake the tree and drop down the leaves, which the people rush to collect. Some distribute it to their acquaintances whereas others hide them in their trunks.