Dashain commemorates a great victory of the gods over the wicked demons, essentially a triumph of good over evil.
In the Ramayan, it is only when goddess Durga is evoked that lord Ram defeats Ravana, king of demons.
The main victory that Dashain celebrates is when goddess Durga slays the demon Mahisasur, who disguised himself as a brutal water buffalo.
This year, Dashain falls on Monday, September 28th, 2009.
May goddess Durga bless you in every step of life, as she blessed Lord Rama to fight the evil Ravana.Jai Nepal!