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Simolanghan during Dussehra - Simolanghan Ritual during Vijayadashami

Simolanghan is observed during Dussehra and it held great significance during ancient times. Simolanghan 2024 date is October 12. Seema is ‘limit or confines’ and langhan means ‘to defy or to cross.’

Simolanghan Ritual during Vijayadashami

Earlier, villagers who were confined to a particular area were allowed to break the barriers and visit villages that were out of bounds during the other periods. Simolanghan Ritual during Vijayadashami is famous in some temples in Maharashtra.

Today too people make use of the day to do things that are not done usually during other periods. Some people go on trekking to tough mountains on the day.

Simolanghan is observed on Ashwin Shukla Paksha Dasami or the tenth day during the waxing phase of moon.