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Hindu Mandir Celebrates Dusshera

Hindu and Jain Temple of Las Vegas invites the community to their annual Dusshera festivities on Sunday, October 9th, at the Mandir premises. The year theme is Food, Fun, Fashion, and a Dance Competition for different age groups.

Bring in the whole family & friends and enjoy some homemade food, indulge in some shopping followed by the burning of Ravana and may be a spectacular fireworks display at sunset. The festivities are open to ALL, without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, and/or national origin.

The festival of Dushera or Vijay Dashmi celebrates the Hindu god Rama’s victory over the demon king Ravana and the triumph of good over evil – a victory of God Ram over Ravana.  In that spirit, your Hindu Mandir is once again celebrating Dushera with a carnival of homemade gourmet delicacies from different regions of India, children activities, ethnic shopping, and burning of effigies of Ravana.

Some Hindus also celebrate Dushera as a part of their main festival – Durga Puja. This day marks the end of Durga Pooja celebrations, the preceding nine days being collectively referred to as ‘Navratri’. Vijayadashmi is dedicated to Mother Goddess Durga.  On Vijayadashmi, the idols of Goddess Durga are immersed into water, after the nine days of festivities. Dusshera is one festival which is celebrated in all parts of India with carnivals, plays, and other forms of entertainment and is also a beginning of the holiday/festival season in India which ends on Diwali.   Hindu Temple of Las Vegas is located at 1701 Sageberry Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89144.  Phone: 702.304.9207

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