Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today greeted the people of the state on the occasion of Dussehra, also called Vijaya Dashmi.
Taking to micro-blogging site Twitter, Patnaik wished everyone on the festive occasion and sought Devi Durga’s blessings for prosperity and happiness of one and all.
ପବିତ୍ର ଦଶହରା ଓ ବିଜୟା ଦଶମୀର ହାର୍ଦ୍ଦିକ ଶୁଭକାମନା । ମା’ ଦୁର୍ଗାଙ୍କ ଆଶୀର୍ବାଦରୁ ସମସ୍ତଙ୍କ ଜୀବନ ସୁଖମୟ ଓ ମଙ୍ଗଳମୟ ହେଉ । pic.twitter.com/65bX8l0Vpe
— Naveen Patnaik (@Naveen_Odisha) September 30, 2017
Dussehra marks the culmination of the 10-day long Navratri festival, in which Goddess Durga is worshipped.
It is also believed to be the day when Lord Ram defeated Ravana, and is celebrated as a festival of victory of good on evil.