Union Home Minister Amit Shah offers prayers at Bahuchar Mata Temple in Gandhinagar

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GANDHINAGAR: Union Home Minister Amit Shah offered prayers at Bahuchar Mata Temple here on the occasion of Vijayadashami on Tuesday.

The Union Home Minister also had a lunch at the temple.

During the day, Shah also participated in the foundation and stone-laying ceremony of a sports complex in his parliamentary constituency.

Earlier in the day, Shah extended his greetings to the people on the occasion of Vijayadashami.

Taking to social media platform X, the minister said, “Best wishes to all the countrymen on ‘Vijayadashami’. No matter how dense the darkness of unrighteousness is, the victory of the light of righteousness based on truth is eternal. Symbolic of the victory of virtue over sin, ‘Vijayadashami’ is a festival that inspires and teaches us to always follow the path of wisdom and truth. May Lord Shri Ram bless everyone. Jai Shri Ram!”

Vijayadashami, or Dussehra, is a prominent Hindu festival celebrated every year at the end of Navaratri.

It is observed on the tenth day of the month of Ashvin, the seventh in the Hindu Luni-Solar Calendar. The festival typically falls in the Gregorian calendar months of September and October.

The festival of Vijayadashami is celebrated almost in every part of the country and there are several tales associated with it, the most popular being the defeat of the Ravana by Lord Rama, one of the most revered God figures in India.

The festival also starts the preparations for Diwali, the important festival of lights, which is celebrated twenty days after Vijayadashami. (ANI)

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