The Week long Dussehra Festival has started in Kullu on 28th September 2009.
Dussehra ( Vijay Dashmi)is one of the important Indian festival it is celebrated on the eve of Lord Rama’s victory over demon Ravana. It is believed that the war against Ravana lasted for ten days and on the Tenth day Ravana was killed by Lord Rama. Thus it is also known as Vijay Dashmi (Vijay meaning Victory and Dashmi means Tenth)
The Seven day long festival, begins with the Rath( Chariot) yatra of Lord Raghunath from main temple. The idols of Lord Raghunath stays for Seven days at the temporary camp on Dhalpur Ground and on the seventh day Lanka Dahan is performed, it ends the festival and Lord Raghunath returns to the
The arrival of Goddess Hadimba’s palanquin at Kullu is a prerequisite for the Dussehra festivities to begin. About a kilometre from Manali stands
The palanquin reaches short of the
About 365 deities of various parts of Kullu valley gathers in Dhalpur Ground to participate in the Yatra.
With other gods and goddesses, and a large number of devotees and priests, the procession heads towards Dhalpur ground from the
A large number of visitors from home and abroad throng Kullu to witness this unique congregation of deities during the festival.
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