International Dussehra festival of Kullu valley here we are talking about the one of the famous festival of the Kullu Valley which is known as International Dussehra. This festival every year came in the month of the October. In Kullu valley this festival started after the Vijay Dashmi and continues for the seven days and celebrated in the Dhalpur ground. The details information regarding this festival is given below in the article this article is basically divided into different parts which include the history of the fair, main attraction of the fair and how to reach this place. For more information regarding this place you have to read the article which is given below.
History of the International Dussehra festival
Here we are talking about the one of the famous festival of the Kullu Valley which is known as International Dussehra festival. This festival every year came in the month of October and stared after the Vijay Dashmi and continues for the seven days. The history of this festival is very interesting which is given below.
During 17th century when this beautiful valley was rules by the local king Jagat Singh. In his time period there is a person named Durgadutta who had so many beautiful pearls. The Raja get greedy towards that pearls and order to the Durgadutta that you have to choice either you have to sacrifice or you have to give the beautiful pearls to me. Than the same time he cursed the king that whatever you eat will become the warm and whatever you drink will appears as blood.
The local Brahimn of that valley said that you will free from this cursed if you installed an idol of the Ragunath which is in Ayodhya. So the Raja sent some of the Brahimn to that place and one day they had stolen the statue and came back to the home, in the next day people of the Ayodhya see that the idols of the Ragunath is not there so they search it and at last they found that brahimn on the bank of the Saryu River. So they asked him that why you stolen it than they told the story of the Raja. But the people of the Ayodhya wants to take it back but the idol of the Ragunath became heavy when it is taken towards the Ayodhya and become easy to lift when taken towards the Kullu Valley. So the Raja installed the statue of the Ragunath and after that he will be from the cursed. After that this festival is started in the Kullu Valley every year.
Main attraction of the festival
This festival is celebrated in the Dhalpur ground of the Kullu. The main attraction of the festival is that when all the Devi –Devata of the Kullu Valley are taken to it and big Jallos of them are taken in the Kullu city.
How to reach this place
This festival is celebrated in the Kullu district. You can easily reach this place by bus as well as by taxi. The distances of the Kullu from various places are given below:
From Shimla it is about 230km, from the Chandigarh it is about 350km from the National capital Delhi it is about 550kmand from the Mandi it is about 100km.
You can also reach this place by aeroplane and the nearest airport is in Bhuntar. You can also reach this place by train and the nearest railway station is in Shimla or Jogindar Nagar.