Vijayadasami is also known as Dussehra. It is an very important Hindu festival celebrated accross India and Nepal as well. Dassehra is a sanskrit word which means removal of ten bad qualities( HABITS) within us. It means changing our paradigms by removing our bad thoughts by replacing good one. It means victory over evil thoughts. It means Vijay ( Win ) over these ten bad qualities. It means defeat of Ravana ( Dashana Ten heads) and victory of Rama.
10 bad qualities: Ego, Cruelty, Injustice, Lust, Anger, Greed Over Pride, Jealousy, Attachment and selfishness.
This is also a day of Victory of Durga (God ) over Mahisasura (Evil). The godess Maa Durga foughts for 10 days and Nine nights over Mahisasura. Vijaya dashmi means victory on the 10th day i.e. dashmi – 10th day of hindu month.
After 20 days from Vijaya dashmi; frestival of lights celebrate accross India called Diwali Festival.
Wishing you all a better than good life