It’s a Navratra Time. It is a One of the most important and colorful Festival of Hindus for two reasons, one is When Devi JAGDAMBA (Female Goddess) fought constantly 9 days to the DEMON whose name was MAHISHASUR and she killed him on the 10th Day and set universe free from the affliction. SO That is one of the reasons for NAVARATRI (Festival of 9 days) that is also called VIJYADASHAMI. Now second reason is derived from one of the most sacred pieces of literature of Hindu called RAMAYANA where Lord RAMA killed RAVANA who 10 Faces (Head) each Represent Unique Quality of human being as well. It is called Dusshera” means cutting off the ten heads of Ravana, or symbolically of our Ego. The ten heads represent passion, pride, anger, greed, infatuation, lust, hatred, jealousy, selfishness of the Divine Mother. The day after Navratri frequently referred to as the 10th day of Navratri is Dussehra, which commemorates the day on which the 10-headed demon, Ravana, was killed by (Lord) Bhagwan Rama.
However, Socrates ones said: Perspective change the vision of person (Well I have recently read this in one of the books I am reading) So Adding perspective of Jainism, The Ramayana and the Story of RAVANA is different to the aspect of the moral and ethics. I have no clear support to any perspective in general however as far as the religion concern, the scripture of Jainism that says non-violence, not to harm animals in Ramayana and It has also said in every time, RAVANA born and I think, yes we have many Ravana’s among us. Well, There is also global perspective About Jainism that it is scientifically proven Region that matches each principal of science, physics, and biology and the religion were the first one to come into existence. Well written book, the Jain Path: Ancient Wisdom for the West is talking a lot about the principle of this religion which is not stating religion but represent The spirituality and may lead end way, to end human conflicts
The moral of the festival, however, is to recognize RAVANA’s Faces in our character and to process soul purification and self-realization and to improve our character, and by doing this, one has own reason to celebrate the festival. In Gujarat, Apart from the religion processes, DANDIYA RAS (kind of group dance) is worldwide well known NRI festival. It’s billion of dollar business and for sure, you can see lot happiness around.
I would like to introduce two Video First one is about Gujarat Tourism recently produced to promote each selected place of Gujarat with its own beauty. One of the is Kutch, I love it and I am proud that My new project also bases on that and yes, I have been to all those places shown in the video, I am missing it. The Second Video is a prayer of AMBE MAA that is sung during NAVARATRI or to worship AMBE MAA. For people who do not understand (like me) the meaning or International Reader, this is sort of spiritual music too. Yes, some Hindu also keep FAST (NORTA) where they eat one time and for the rest, they rely on nuts and juicy. Well, After a long time, this year, I did NORTA (Fast) for three days. I may be wrong but instead of looking at religion PUJA and stuff, I paid attention to my character and deeds, I think I have realized some of my mistake, the pain of possession and purpose of my being. I think, I am happy and convinced in this way, achieving the purpose that Lord RAMA or AMBE MAA had while they killed the bad things.
Above article is written by karnav shah, based on his basic understanding and personal views, however, following (below) article is abstract from the WIKIPEDIA, to provide information with reference.)
In the Jain version of Ramayana, Ravana is one of the Trisastisalaka Purusa (63 illustrious persons) who appears in every time cycle. According to Jain cosmology, every time cycle has nine sets of Baladeva (balabhadra), vasudeva (narayana) and partivasudeva (anti vasudeva or anti hero). Rama, Lakshmana and Ravana are the eighth Baladeva, Vasudeva, and Partivasudeva. In the Jain epic of Ramayana, it is Lakshmana who ultimately kills Ravana and not Rama as told in the Hindu version. In the end, Rama who lead an upright life renounces his kingdom, becomes a Jain monk and attains moksha. On the other hand, Lakshmana and Ravana go to hell. However, it is predicted that ultimately they both will be reborn as upright persons and attain liberation in their future births. According to Jain texts, Ravana will be the future Tirthankara (omniscient teacher) of Jainism. According to another Jain text, Padmapurana, which narrates the story of Rama, Ravana belongs to the non-aryan clan of Vidyadhara—a highly cultured and knowledgeable people who were followers of Jainism and practiced Ahimsa (non-violence). They were opposed to the Vedic sacrifice of animals and often tried to stop such practices. Hence, they were demonized by the Vedic priests and called Rakshashas. In one chapter, Ravana himself appears with his soldiers and instructs one king Marutha on Ahimsa and threatens the Vedic priests with dire consequences. On his instructions, all the animals for sacrifice are released and the yagnas are stopped. In Trisastisalakaspurusa Caritra, which also contains the story of Ravana, he once went to Mt. Svarnatunga to pay homage to the sage Anantavirya who had attained Kevala Jnana (Omniscience). After he had paid homage and listening to his sermon, Ravana asked the sage, “How shall I die?” and Anantavirya replied, “Your death will be at the hands of a future Vasudeva because of a sin connected with another man’s wife.” He then took a vow before the same muni (Monk) that he will not enjoy another man’s wife against her will.