Dussehra, the 10th day of the Sharada Navaratri falls in the month of Ashwin, according to the Hindu calendar which corresponds to September/October of the English calendar. This day is also known as Vijayadashami, as on this day, idols of Goddess Durga are immersed in water after worshipping for nine days. Actually, the name, Dussehra is derived from the Sanskrit word, Dasha-hara, meaning Lord Rama's victory over Dashanan Ravan (the ten-headed demon King, Ravana). Therefore, the main essence of the festival is the ‘Victory of Good over Evil or Bad!’

Hence, to remove all the bad or negative influences from our minds, as well as from the space inhabited by us in the form of a House/Office, or any Building, we should celebrate Dussehra, according the science of vastu to make our prayers more effective and fruitful.

The South-East and the South Zones are considered ideal for the worship of Goddess Durga, on this day. However, as per vastu, we should ideally face towards the East, while offering our prayers to the Goddess. This is because, according to MahaVastu, by doing this, there’s an increase in the spiritual power inside us, and we achieve peace of mind which is very essential for all kinds of puja and meditation.

The idol of the Goddess should be placed at a height of at least 2 to 3ft from the floor in the South Zone and the earthen lamp/s lit during the puja must also be kept in the South Zone.

Those who worship Lord Rama’s Durbar on this auspicious day should ideally place the three idols of Lord Rama, his brother, Lakshman and his wife, Sita in the right order in the East Zone to get the best results. People can also draw bright coloured Rangoli on the floor, preferably green, orange or red. However, colours, such as dark blue and black should be avoided for decoration purposes.

Thus, by following the few vastu tips mentioned above, one can welcome lots of good luck and fortune in one’s life, becoming more Prosperous & Happier this Dussehra!