What a perfect start to the month of October with Dassera on 3rd October and Eid al-Adha on 6th October. Both these festivals are celebrated with great fervour and gaiety in Hyderabad.
|Dussehra Festival in Hyderabad|
Dassera, also known as Vijaydashmi is celebrated as a victory of good over evil. It falls on the tenth day of the Ashwin month as per Hindu Calendar. The first nine days of the month are celebrated as Maha Navratri, wherein people perform fasts, organize social gathering and perform religious rituals As per Hindu myths, it is the day when Lord Ram slayed demon king Ravana and Goddess Durga over buffalo demon Mahishasura.
|Durga Devi Puja|
As per Islamic tradition, it is believed that when Abraham was about to sacrifice his son as per God's command, his son was replaced by a dead ram. It was God's way to test his patience and faith in the Almighty. Since then, Muslims around the world celebrate this day, as Eid al-Adha. In India, people sacrifice Goat, hence it is also known as Bakri-Eid. The meat of the sacrificed goat is distributed among family, neighbours and poor.
You can witness people from both religions enjoying each other festivals. The whole city wears a decorated look and the only one to explore is to be here and see it yourself. Check in for a day or two, book your stay in Hyderabad and witness how people from different religion celebrate festivals with each other.