On the day of Vijayadashami, celebrations of Kullu Dusshera begin. The grand festival goes on for a week. Many people make their way to participate in the festivities. It is celebrated in Kullu at the Dhalpur Maidan. The festival signifies the victory of good over evil. Kullu is known for its superior natural bounty, waterfalls and ancient temples. Here are a few interesting things you need to know about Kullu Dussehra-
The week-long festival kicks off on the tenth day of Navratri, on Vijayadashmi. The festival starts with procession carried out on Ratha across the town of Lord Raghunath and other deities. The festival gathers over 5-6 lakhs of devotees who come to enjoy the celebrations. The Government has declared Kullu Dussehra as an international festival which attracts many foreign tourists.
Kullu invite you.— NitinSharmaVashisht (@NitinsharmaV) October 5, 2019
celebration starting 8th Oct in which Raghunath Ji (Deity of Kullu) is taken in wooden Rath to Dalhpur maidan with 300+ Devtas from all over Kullu district and areas Dashshan Ragunath Ji.#kulludussehra #himachalpradesh @shimlalife @hcvkullu pic.twitter.com/SMe1CKnBS6
The festival then grows merrier with feasts, dancing and singing for the entire week. Cultural activities take place around the clock during the festival is going on. The festival brings in a lot of visitors to Kullu which results in the boom in the tourism sector. The sixth day of the festival consists of an assembly of the village devtas which marks the beginning of worshipping over 250-300 idols of Hindu Gods.
The last day of the festival marks the day of sacrifice. Fish, crabs, roosters and lambs are sacrificed and a bonfire is lit. The grandeur of the Kullu Dussehra Mela is what attracts devotees from around the country to visit it. The Kullu Dussehra will commence on October 8, 2019, and end on October 25, 2019.