10 vices to win over this Dussehra

Dussehra or VijayDashami is the10th day of Navratri and is one of the major Hindu festivals. It is the victory of justice over injustice, good over evil, righteousness over wicked. As far as the legend goes, on this day, Lord Rama won the battle over Raavna, the Lord of Lanka. It is also said that on this day, Goddess Durga slayed Demon Mahishasur after fighting with his evil army for 9 nights and 10 days. Dussehra also symbolizes the victory of our virtues over vices. There are 10 vices corresponding to 10 heads of Ravana that we should need to fight and win over this Dussehra

1.   Kama Vasana(Lust): This carnal desire edging on the immoral side that can make one commit heinous crimes.

2.   Krodha(Anger): Many crimes and quarrels are caused over the mere inability to think when we are in anger. Control over Anger or Krodha will avoid a lot of regrets in future.

3.   Moha (Attraction): Obsessing over things can be a sin when we lose the sense of our reason. It's better to keep out obsessions in check.

4.   Lobha (Greed): This fat old sin is the cause of many embarrassments and possible crimes. And as they say, ‘Lalch buri blaa hai', greed should be kept at a long distance for our own well being.

5.   Mada(Over Pride): Being proud over worldly possessions is a futile exercise which is both momentary and temporary. Over pride is to be avoided in order to stay humble and modest.

6.   Matsara (Jealousy): This green eyed monster devours our sense of logic and serenity and is better kept at bay for our prosperity and satisfaction.

7.   Swartha (Selfishness): Being a selfish person only gets us back in the end. Kindness always pays back and helping a person in need will never go in vain.

8.   Anyaaya( Injustice): As much as we can understand, we should always be just and not succumb to unfair practices, be it in our work or personal life.

9.   Amanavata (Cruelty): Cruelty is sin to avoid under all circumstances. Being kind and humble and also standing up against those who are cruel will give us a meaning to our modest life.

10. Ahankara( Ego): The vice of Raavna that brought the whole lanka down is something we indulge in everyday. Avoiding our ego will keep us happier in our lives.

So, this Dussehra, lets win a battle with in and rid these ten heads of Raavna for and be prosperous and successful in life. 



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