Vijayadasami – Victory of good over evil

Part 2 of the video may be viewed here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FJJfe810W_o

The Vijayadasami celebration at Sri Raja Rajeswari Temple, Tmn Sentosa, Klang was held from 5th October  to  14 October 2013.  More  than 500 devotees participated  in this important celebration on the 10th day of the Navaratri Celebration.

Devotees attending the Vijayadasami at Raja Rajeswari Temple, Klang
Devotees attending the Vijayadasami at Raja Rajeswari Temple, Klang
Devotees at the Vijayadasami on 14th Oct at the Raja Rajeswari Temple
Devotees at the Vijayadasami on 14th Oct at the Raja Rajeswari Temple

Devotees

Devotees at the Vijayadasami on 14th Oct at the Raja Rajeswari Temple
Devotees
Devotees at the Vijayadasami on 14th Oct at the Raja Rajeswari Temple

Navaratri  in Tamil Language  literally means “The Festival of  Nine  Nights” is also commonly known as the Vegetarian Festival.  The  10th day of  the festival is known  as the Vijayadasami ,  a day of victory celebrated with  grandeur and prayers in most of  the Amman  temples in Malaysia .

Vijayadasami is celebrated to commemorate the victory of good over evil.  On this day, Mother Goddess Shakti killed  the buffalo demon Mahishasura. Usually, Navarathiri Durga Pooja marks the end of the 10th day.

The Goddess being paraded round the temple grounds by the priests.
The Goddess Shakti being paraded round the temple grounds by the priests.
The demon Mahishasura with the body of a human and the head of a buffalo creating havoc all over the world before being killed by the Goddess Shakti
The demon Mahishasura with the body of a human and the head of a buffalo creating havoc all over the world before being killed by the Goddess Shakti

Mahishasura was born of  as demon father (Rambha) and   he looks like a buffalo 1.  As such, he has the body of a human and  the head of a buffalo. He wreaked havoc all over the three worlds and the gods approached Lord Siva, Vishnu and Brahma for guidance.

Out of the flames of fury that emanated from them emerged Mother Durga who slayed Mahishasura in the ensuing battle. Henceforth she came to be hailed as Mahishasura Mardhini. (Video above)

Lord Durga being cleansed after the fiery battle with the Demon Mahishasura
Lord Durga being cleansed after the fiery battle with the Demon Mahishasura
Lord Durga being cleansed after the fiery battle with the Demon Mahishasura
Lord Durga being cleansed after the fiery battle with the Demon Mahishasura

According to the high priest, Vitya Sri Rameshbala, from the Raja Rajeswari Temple, those who perform  this puja will not defeated and will gain confidence and courage  to face any sort of tough situation  in life.

L to R: Manogaran Temple Sec, Gurukkal Vitya, Palaiya Temple Chairman
L to R: Manogaran, Temple Sec, Gurukkal Vitya, Palaiya, Temple Chairman and another Temple Committe member