People here in India will celebrate Dussehra on 19th October. The festival is celebrated to commemorate the victory of Lord Rama over the evil king Ravana. Dussehra is celebrated on the 10th day of Navratri, which is also known as Vijayadashmi.
Navratri began this year on October 10. To celebrate the occasions, many Bollywood celebrities took to their respective Twitter handles to wish their fans. From Amitabh Bachchan to Akshay Kumar to Madhuri Dixit, several members from the film fraternity share their messages on Twitter.
Here are few of them:
Happy Dussehra. Good will always triumph over bad. I pray for peace for everyone," Amitabh tweeted.
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— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) October 18, 2018
Actress Soni Razdan wrote: "We should stop worshipping Durga if we can't give women basic respect. Any woman would choose the latter over the former anyday. And I'm sure Durga would totally approve. Happy Dussehra."
Actress Sophie Choudhary wrote: "Happy Dusshera everyone! This year is truly special because women have come together to fight evil within our society... To fight those that abuse their power and think they can get away with it! Remember, every woman has Ma Durga within her. Never underestimate her power."
Actress Bhumi Pednekar wished for love and peace for all on the occasion. "May the auspicious occasion of Dussehra bring you and your family abundance of happiness, love, peace, and prosperity. Wishing you and your family a happy Dussehra," she said.
Akshay Kumar: May this festival bring you victory in everything you undertake and bless you with happiness and prosperity.
— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) September 30, 2017
Dino Morea: A very happy Dusshera to everyone. There are many stories of different incidents that happen during this period, where ultimately good prevails over bad/evil. How many have actually read the significance of this period? If you haven't you must. And since it's a holiday, you can.
Madhuri Dixit-Nene: May the good win over evil, today and forever.
May the GOOD win over EVIL, today & forever! Wishing you all a #HappyDussehra
— Madhuri Dixit Nene (@MadhuriDixit) October 18, 2018
Anil Kapoor: Celebrating the victory of good over evil.
Diana Penty: Today is a day of choosing good over evil, of choosing light over darkness. May we have the wisdom and strength to make that choice, each and every day. Happy Dussehra everyone.
Koena Mitra: No evil can last forever. There's goodness in the world which always puts the evil to rest.
Aayush Sharma: Feeling blessed to see joy on everyone's face as Maa Durga arrives again to bless all of us with infinite happiness. More Power and Peace to y'all on the auspicious occasion of Durga Ashtami!
Feeling blessed to see joy on everyone’s face as Maa Durga arrives again to bless all of us with infinite happiness. More Power and Peace to y’all on the auspicious occasion of #DurgaAshtami!
— Aayush Sharma (@aaysharma) October 17, 2018
Juhi Chawla: We must seek the answers that why are our festivals celebrated and understand the underlying wisdom of our ancestors! 'Dash' 'Hara' means removal of 10 bad qualities within you! This Dussehra, let's take an oath to win over our vices!