Ram vs Ravana
Posted October 9, 2008on:
India is a land of festivals. These festivals personify the social, cultural and religious desires of the people and bring joy and happiness in the life of the people.
Dussehra, also known as Vijayadashmi falls on the last day of Navaratri or Durga puja before the month of Kartik. Dussehra symbolises the triumph of good over evil. According to the great Hindu scripture The Ramayana, this day Hindu God Ram, the king of Ayodhya, killed the king of Lanka Ravana, the ten-headed demon who had abducted Seeta, wife of Lord Rama.
To celebrate this victory, Hindus set alight effigies of Ravana, his son and brother-Meghnath and Kumbhakarna.
The name “Ravana” reminds us the evil deeds. However Ravana had many intellectual qualities but his only one wrong deed (i.e. his ego) overcame them and marred his overall persona. We can learn through the life of Ravana that a single erroneous act can blemish our image and that single mistake covers up all qualities.
One wrong step and you are dead.
Nobody is perfect. We all have one or more bad habit/s that destroy/s our good qualities. It could be anything related to our attitude, nature, behavior etc. such as
- Back biting
- And many more
We have to just find it out and kill that Ravana (bad habit) within us. Happy Dussehra to all 🙂