Happy Dussehra

IT Colleagues,

Dussehra, also known as Navaratri, Dasara or Dashain, is a major Hindu festival celebrated every year celebrating the victory of good over evil. This year Navaratri celebration started on September 26 and ends on Wednesday, October 5.

Hindus observe a 10-day ceremony of fasting, rituals and celebrations during the Hindu month of Ashwin and Kartik. People across India throng to see a recital or enactment of the epic “Ramayana” stage plays during Navaratri nights. On the tenth day, also known as Vijayadashami, the festival is concluded by marking the triumph of Lord Rama over the demon ten-headed Ravana. Dussehra also symbolizes the triumph of the warrior Goddess Durga over the buffalo demon Mahishasura.

Many look forward to Dussehra as the end of India’s hot summer and the start of cooler winter months. You can learn more about the festival at https://www.festivalsofindia.in/dussehra.

The SJSU IT DEI Committee would like to wish everyone a Happy Dussehra.

Best Regards,
The SJSU IT Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee

Bob Lim Maggie Panahi Ryan Campbell
Cindy Scher-Hereth Matthew Loo Tino Cruz
Kara Li Norma Brown Willie Simon

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