Dasara or Vijayadasami, is a Hindu Festival, celebrated across the country at the end of the Navratri pooja every year. This special festival is celebrated for various reasons across the country. In North, South and East India, this occasion is celebrated as ‘Durga Puja’, stating the victory of Goddess Durga over demon. However, in other regions, it is celebrated as ‘Ramlila’, stating the victory of Lord Ram over Ravana.
During this special occasion, for the first nine days, statues of Durga, Lakshmi, Saraswati, Ganesha and Muruga are kept in various regions and in the tenth day ceremony, these statues are carried to the river and sea along with music and chants and immersed in the water. In some places, the statue of Ravana is burnt, symbolising the end of evil.
As a way of acknowledging this festival, schools are conducting many functions like keeping God and Goddess statues in school, Fancy dress competition, Stage shows, cultural etc. Our kids are interested in participating in all these functions for this upcoming celebration. In this article we are giving an overview of how to dress up your kids when it comes to fancy dress competition during this special occasion. All the parents are eager in dressing up their kids in their mythological character for this festival. Here we are sharing with you some ideas on how to dress up your kids.
Dressing up as Goddess Durga
Our little angels always loves to dress up and especially when it come to functions, they are more excited to dress up than we are. So on this special occasion of ‘Dasara’, we can dress up our girls as ‘Goddess Durga’ and they can talk about destroying the evil in the world and bringing peace. Since this grand occasion is called as ‘Durga Pooja’, Goddess Durga is considered as the primary god of this ceremony. We can also make a Trisul and place it in our kids hand in order to give a complete feeling to the attire.
Dressing up as Goddess Saraswati
Goddess Saraswati is a God for studies and is popularly known for carrying a Veena, a musical instrument in her hand. We can dress up our kids in a white saree and place a veena in her hand and a tiara in her head to give a complete feeling to the attire. In this costume, our kids can chant some slogas and bless other children for good studies.
Dressing up as Goddess Lakshmi
Goddess Lakshmi is a God for good fortune and prosperity and known to be sitting or standing in the lotus. She also blesses the devotees with gold coins falling from her hand. We can dress up our kids in a red saree and hand her a pot from which gold coins are falling. She can bless the class with good fortune and wealth.
Dressing up as Lord Ganesha
Lord Ganesha, is considered to be the first god and whenever we start a new task it is a formality to get blessing from him. Our little princes can be dressed up in this attire. Even though the attire of Lord Ganesha is well suited for chubby boys, anyone can pull this off with a face like an elephant. Even our kids enjoy performing in a fancy dress competition with this attire.
Dressing up as Lord Muruga
Lord Muruga, is considered to be the god of Tamils and said to have 6 heads and carries an arrow in his hand. Dressing up like Lord Muruga is an easy task and young boys can enact him very easily by telling some slogas. If parents can recreate a peacock along with this attire, then it will suit the costume more, since he is said to travel in peacock.
Dressing up as Lord Ram
Lord Ram is another mythological character, who is said to have killed Ravana and in many region people are celebrating this grand occasion as Dasara. When dressing up as Lord Ram, we have to make sure that we colour our kids in blue shade and give a bow and arrow holder, in order to give a complete look to the attire. Our kids can enact some scenes from Ramlila as well.
Dressing up as Ravana
Even though, he is depiced as the Rakshasa and most evil main in Ramayana, he was a great ruler, who ruled Lanka, he is one of the most talented devotee of Lord Shiva. He is said to have 10 heads, each representing 10 characters of his self. He is a talented musician, singer and a great ruler of Lanka, according to puranas. We can dress up our kids in this attire with 10 heads and make them dictate about the great kings, positive qualities.
Dressing up as Lord Hanuman
Kids love Hanuman ji and many cartoon movies are directed on lord Hanuman character.
In this article, we have given an overview of how to dress up our kids in this grand occasion of Dussehra. Since we are going to dress up our kids in the mythological attires, it is easy for us to get an idea of how to dress up more attractively.