Vijayadasami Festival in India

Vijayadasami, or Durgadasami, also known as Dasara, is celebrated on Ashwayuja Shukla Dasami. It is celebrated to commemorate the victory of good over evil. On this day, Mother Goddess Shakti demolished bufello demon Mahishasura.

On Vijayadasami, people make an auspicious and purposeful begining to the learning of art and education. Children who are to start their education are admitted in a school on Vijayadasami. People who also want to pursue the learning of any other artforms commence their studies on Vijayadasami.

Vijayadasami forms an auspicious day to start any process of learning as it is dedicated Goddess Saraswati, a divine symbol who signifies being the source of all knowledge.

People also practice of placing their books and tools before the picture of the Goddess for worship. This practice also throws light on the fact that any knowledge is to be revered and cherished.