Dussehra is the festival of celebrating the victory of good over evil and is one of the major celebrations for Indians. While living abroad you will not have to miss out on the festive spirit of Dussehra and Navratri if you know where to celebrate.
First-year students often miss out on amazing opportunities to become a part of great Dussehra festivities abroad. Make sure you are a part of student communities to stay updated with the celebrations near you. For now, we have brought to you a collection of how Dussehra is celebrated in various parts of the world and how you can enjoy it while studying abroad.
How Foreign Countries Celebrate Dussehra?
Here are some countries and cities that organise Dussehra celebrations just like you would witness back home.
Can you imagine going for a 10-day-long Ramayana theatre performance in London? The views will leave you bedazzled. One can see such celebrations near London Tower Bridge, at Bhaktivedanta Manor and many more places. People are often encouraged to wear Indian handlooms at the event and you can even spot a burning effigy of Ravana.
You might encounter mixed feelings of nostalgia and awe seeing the Dussehra celebrations in New Jersey. Organisations such as Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh (HSS) and others set up huge pandals weeks in advance to celebrate the Navratri and organise a grand Durga Puja. Apart from New Jersey, New York, Chicago, Washington, Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Philadelphia, Dallas and Seattle also celebrate Dusshera with great zeal in the USA.
If your study abroad destination is New Zealand and you are living in Auckland this might be a great opportunity to witness Indian dance performances such as Gidda, Garba and Bharatnatyam on a foreign land. The vibrant cultural events organised throughout the festive season will leave no time missing the celebration back at home. Also, do not forget to watch the ‘Ravana Dehan’ at Flat Bush.
Although the entire Australia is under the festive spirits during Navratri and Dussehra, it is unavoidable to mention the celebrations in Melbourne. The Sri Durga Temple in Melbourne organises a great Dussehra celebration to which everyone is invited. The pandals and events give the best Dussehra vibes in the festive times. Thousands of Indians attended the event wearing a Mauli and Tilak watching Ram Leela for the past nine days at the Navratri celebration.
This was our list of the best Dussehra celebrations abroad, you can also share experiences through comments. For updates on this year’s celebrations, stay tuned. If you want to read more such exciting information, make sure you follow Leverage Edu News Updates.