FACT IS : WHY Dussehra AND DIWALI HAS DAYS GAP BETWEEN ?
This is very common fact, and its a unproven fact also – why the both Indian great traditional festivals Dussehra and Diwali has a gap, the gap is around 20 days.
The Story of Ramanya is Known to everyone of India, comparing Ramanya with these two festivals, to keep it simple – its all because of a legendary war between Ravanan and Lord Sri Raman, the fight is for good and evil, each year these was and victory of GOOD is celebrated in name of Ramlila, and continued stages of events in name of Navarathiri and the climax of this event is Dussehra.
Ram Leela Mela at Ram Nugur before the Raja of Benares by James Prinsep 1834 ( source )
Why Diwali and Dussehra has 20 days of gap ?
My Grand mother used to say a story, after defeating Ravanan (Ayodhya, also known as Saketa, is an ancient city of India, believed to be the birthplace of Rama and setting of the epic Ramayana.) Lord Rama and Crew returned to his Home Town Ayodha (Ayodhya, also known as Saketa, is an ancient city of India, believed to be the birthplace of Rama and setting of the epic Ramayana.), Dussehra is climax as we said – the climax is nothing but killing Ravanan or destroying evil spirit and saving Hostage Sita.
So the Fact is the gap is due to the crew traveled from Lanka to Ayodha, so the gap of days is obvious, after reaching Ayodha with victory, the Diwali is Celebrated.
I had a Doubt, and cross checked, Actually Lord Rama has super powers and he own a private Jet named PUSHPAK VIMAAN
LORD RAM TOOK JUST ONE DAY TO REACH AYODHYA BECAUSE OF . THE DETAILS ARE AS FOLLOWS, why cant he just return in a day ? I found some answers from internet like, Lord Rama returned in a day by his Pushpak Vimana, but Crew came by horse chariot, so it took 20 days to them.
To double confirm i checked distance between Ayodha and Srilanka via google map ,
TOTAL DISTANCE BETWEEN SRILANKA AND AYODHA – 2,589 KM
HOURS OF TRAVEL BY WALK – 515 Hours
DAYS TO BE TAKEN – 21.45 Days
DAILY AVERAGE TRAVEL IN KM IS – 120.69 KM
Another Sources in Internet saying, Lord Rama informed Vibhishana to arrange Pushpak Vimana(flying chariot) for the whole crew to fly Back to Ayodha, On the way they were remembering memories of 14 years exile, Rama was showing the places and explaining how they find her the location of the Rishyamukha Mountain, Dandakavan, and other Places and they reached the ashram of Rishi. There Sita Devi performed a prayer ceremony to Ganga. In the mean while Hanuman flew to Ayodhya and informed about victory and Rama and Sita’s Arrival to People, So the Events are Started and After They reach the Great Light Festival Diwali has Started.