Vijayadashami also known as Dussehra or Dashain is a major Hindu festival celebrated at the … Vijayadashami marks the end of Durga Puja, remembering goddess Durga’s victory over the buffalo demon Mahishasura to restore and protect.
Ayudha Puja is a part of the Navratri festival (festival of triumph), a Hindu festival which is traditionally celebrated in India. … On the tenth day of the Dasara festival, weapons and tools are worshipped. In Karnataka, the celebration is for killing of the demon king Mahishasura by goddess Durga.
In the southern, eastern and northeastern states of India, Vijayadashami marks the end of Durga Puja, remembering goddess Durga’s victory over the buffalo demon Mahishasura to restore and protect dharma. In the northern and western states, the festival is synonymously called Dussehra (also spelled Dasara, Dashahara).
Saraswati Pooja is observed on the same day as Ayudha Puja in Kerala and Tamil Nadu. The 10th day or ‘Dussera’ is also included in the celebrations of Saraswati Pooja.
Navratri, (Sanskrit: “nine nights”)in full Sharad Navratri; Navratri also spelled Navaratri; also called Durga Puja, in Hinduism, major festival held in honour of the divine feminine. Navratri occurs over 9 days during the month of Ashvin, or Ashvina (in the Gregorian calendar, usually September–October).
Day 1 of the Navratri celebrates goddess Shailputri. This avatar of goddess Durga is the embodiment of the collective power of Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh. The goddess in this avatar is worshipped as the consort of Shiva. Day 2 of the festival celebrates goddess Brahmcharini, the second avatar of Maa Durga.