Dussehra in Himachal Pradesh

By: Parkhi Aggarwal

25, Oct 2016 @ 11:36 PM
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Start Date: Sat, 30 Sep 2017                     End Date: Sat, 30 Sep 2017
Venue: Himachal Pradesh, India
Related to: Himachal Travel Guide

About Festival: The season of upcoming fairs and festivals Himachal Pradesh brings along the very exciting festival of Dussehra. It’s a religious cultural festivals Himachal Pradesh which is a one day occasion generally held between the months of September to November as per the festival calendar Himachal Pradesh. With a little variation the festival is celebrated in almost a same way in different parts of the state and the nation as well.

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Top attractions: Dussehra is one of the most auspicious occasion in Himalayan region the charm of which cannot be missed by tourists. Though celebrations are same everywhere but Kullu Dussehra is the most popular festivals of Himachal Pradesh. The fest is enjoyed with great pomp and show in Kullu. In addition to this, another major attraction includes the display of various artifacts and handicrafts on this occasion. For tourists it can be a golden opportunity to visit Himachal Pradesh during Dussehra festival.

How it is celebrated: The famous festivals of Himachal Pradesh involves several number of rituals which are performed on the 10th day after Navratras. The most common activity is of making of bonfire of the effigies of Ravana. Especially Dussehra at Kullu involves the grand procession of Lord Raghunathji at the beginning. The Rath Yatra is mainly led by the Kullu Raja and the village deities known as the running of Gods. Further the Lord Raghunathji chariot is pulled from the one fixed spot to another decided location through long ropes. The pulling of ropes is believed to be sacred by local people. This entire procession is the major highlight of this occasion at Kullu. This festival marks the victory of good over evil.

What people do: Indian festivals come as an opportunity for people to get exposed to merriment, enjoyment and all sort of entertainment. Dussehra is no less a festival that allows people to gather together and enjoy. In the form of festivals of Himachal Pradesh in October Dussehra is the most amazing one. Around 250 people gather at one place to pay homage to Lord Raghunathji. A week celebration and other interesting thing make Dussehra an integral part of Himachal Pradesh festival list. Other than this, various cultural programs are organized to add an stimulating essence to overall festivity. Also read Mysore ka Dussehra.

When 2017 Dussehra: Saturday, September 30, 2017

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