HSS conducts Vijaya Dashami Utsav and regarding this, it invites the people to participate in the programme.
Lord Rama’s victory over demon kind Ravana, is celebrated as Dussehra by the people. The epic Ramayana tells the mythical story of the Lord Rama, who stays in the forest to get back his wife Sita, from Ravana.
On the other side, along with Ramayana, history also has a link with Mahabharatha with Dussehra.
In Mahabharatha, the five brothers, who were called as Pandavas, fought with the evil forces with a set of distinctive weapons. They went into the exile, hiding all their weapons in a Shami Tree. After returning back from the exile, they find all their weapons in the same place. It was then they started worshipping the tree and won the war. Since then, it is commemorated during Dussehra.
Four rituals are mainly followed on this festival, namely crossing the territory (Simollanghan), worship of the Shami tree (Shamipujan), worship of the deity Aparajita (Aparajitapujan) and worship of instruments (Shastrapuja).
RSS in India, HSS in USA
RSS (Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh) is the world’s largest non governmental organization. Its ideology is based on the principle of selfless service in India. If this is for India, HSS (Hindu Swayam Sevak Sangh) is for the Hindu community in USA.
HSS aims at promoting the Hindu Dharma and culture. There are about two million Hindus in the US. So HSS works effectively for them and contributes to the economic, social and cultural life.
In the birth and formation of HSS, Vijayadashami plays a key role. So this festival is always celebrated with great interest, every year.
In the same way, this year, HSS of Phoenix, conducts Vijaya Dashami Utsav and invites the families and friends in the community. From the video below, you can understand the way, HSS celebrates Vijaya Dashami Utsav.
HSS’s Vijaya Dashami Utsav venue and timings
Vijaya Dashami Utsav is being conducted on October 25th, 2015, from 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM. The venue would be Eastlake Community Center 1549 E. Jefferson St. Phoenix, Arizona 85034.
Highlights of HSS’s Vijaya Dashami Utsav programme
1. Shastra pooja, Shlokas by children & adults
2. Fun activities, story & crafts for kids
3. Danda Demo, Niyudha (Martial arts demo, Yogchap demo)
4. Vyayam Yoga, Yoga Pyramid
5. Movie for kids below 5 years (under adult supervision only)
Avail the opportunity of getting together and celebrating Vijaya Dashami festival, amidst of devotion, along with the huge fun.
Click on this link for more information about HSS Vijaya Dashami Utsav
By Phani Ch