Sui festival in Chamba district


Here in this article we are talking about one of the religious festival of Chamba district which is known as Sui festival. This festival was celebrated in the memory of Sui. This festival came in the month of the April. This festival was firstly started in the about 17th century.

Sui festival in Chamba

Here in this article we are talking about Sui festival which is being celebrated in the Chamba district, this festival firstly begin in the end of 17th century by the local raja of Chamba in the memory of her daughter after that this festival is being celebrated every year in the month of March and April and it continues for the three days. In this article basically we are talking about the history of this festival and how to reach this place and if you want more information about this festival than you have to read the article which is given below.
Story behind this festival
This festival was firstly celebrated in the 17th century in the memory of daughter of Chamba raja which is Champavati, on her name this district is so called Chamba. Behind this festival there is a big story that why it is being celebrated. During that time period this little city is facing a major problem of water, there is no drinking water people have to go for about 5 to 6 km to take water. So one day in the night the raja saw a dream that if I give a sacrifice of my daughter then the problem of water can be solved, so next day raja invited a meeting and he told all the things that what he had seen in night dream, by hearing this all people get shocked but at that time raja think that if this problem can be solved by giving sacrifice of my daughter then all right I do that. So after one month the daughter of raja which is Sui have to be sacrifice on the Shah Madar Hill. So in her memory raja built a temple. And water is flowing in place called Rajnaun which is exactly below the temple, after that this festival is being celebrated in the memory of Sui, this festival is being celebrated in the month of the April for three days in which so many people came there, and on the last day the statue of Sui or another devi devata of Chamba are taken across the Chowgan bazaar and finally it is taken back to the temple.
How to reach this place
You can reach Chamba by bus or taxi. The distance of Chamba from various places are given as: from Shimla it is about 400km, from Chandigarh it is about 325 km and from national capital Delhi it is about 600 km. You can also reach this place by train and the nearest railway station is in Pathankot from where it is about 100km. and you can also reach this place by aero plane and the nearest airport is in gaggal from where it is 80km.


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