Vijayadasami/Dasara/Dussehra 2013 date is on Monday 14th October 2013 (14-10-2013). Vijayadasami or Dussehra is celebrated on the tenth day of the month of Ashwin according to the Hindu calendar Occurs in September or October. Dasara festival celebrated the day after the nine-day Navratri festival. Ravana and Mahishasura was killed on the 'Vijayadasami day' So, The good win over the evil. Rama has killed the Ravana to save Sita. Rama did Chandi Yagam before killing the Ravana. Durga Devi killed Bufello demon Mahishasura for his evil things. Vijayadasami is also called as Dasara, Dusserha and Dashain. Vijayadasami is called as Dasara because Lord Rama killed ten headed Ravana.
Vijayadasami day Shammi/Jammi tree leaves considered as sacred there was a story behind it. Kautsya has earned knowledge from Guru Varatantu. And he asked for fourteen million gold coins as Gurudakshina (Gurudakshina refers to the tradition of repaying one's teacher or guru after a period of study or the completion of formal education). Kautsya has went to Raghu Maharaj. He asked help to Indra. Kubera has rain down gold coins where Shammi trees were there, according to Indra orders. Kautsya collected the gold coins then full filled Gurudakshina, While the rest of wealth was offered to the poor people. So, We collect the Shammi tree leaves on Vijayadasami to get more Treasuries. On The auspicious day people will perform Ayudha Puja and now a days cleaning the vehicles and decorate with Turmeric and vermilon (Kumkum).
On the auspicious day Akshrabhyasam will be started for small kids. On the Vijayadasami day Pandavas completed Ajnata Vasam ensures their original forms. And took the weapons from Sami/Jammi tree where they hidden. So, people believe that exchanging the Shammi tree leaves on Vijayadasami day will be auspicious.