It is an Indian festival that RAMA THE LORD KILL RAVANA. This is a celebration of victory over brutality. Dussehra shows that kill your ego before it kills you. Let’s take a pledge that we kill before Ravana, we will kill our ego first.
THERE IS A SHLOK IN SANSKRIT THAT TRANSLATES IN ENGLISH
DUSSEHRA is also known as Vijayadashami
उत्तरेणावकाशोऽस्ति कश्चित्पुण्यतरो मम || २-२२-३१
द्रुमकुल्य इति ख्यातो लोके ख्यातो यथा भवान् |
उग्रदर्शनकर्माणो बहवस्तत्र दस्यवः || २-२२-३२
आभीरप्रमुखाः पापाः पिबन्ति सलिलम् मम |
तैर्न तत्स्पर्शनम् पापम् सहेयम् पापकर्मभिः || २-२२-३३
अमोघः क्रियताम् राम तत्र तेषु शरोत्तमः |
Translation: Towards my northern side, there is a holy place, well known as Drumatulya, in the same way as you are well known to this world.
Too many robbers having the sinful Abhiras as their chief, drink my waters there.
I am not able to bear that touch of those wicked people, the evildoers, O, Rama! Let this excellent weapon without vain be released towards them.