Monday, October 4, 2010

"Kullu Dussehra" a World Famous Festival

Kullu Dussehra is world famous festival in India. Also Kullu Dussehra is international fair festival in India. Kullu Dusshera commences in month of Octber and start on the day of Dussehra i.e. on Vijayadashmi. Duration of festival is one week. This year Kullu Dussehra will be celebrated from 17 Oct to 23 October.

More than 200 deities come to kullu to celebrate Dussehra. Rath Yatra of Lord Raghunath Idol is attraction of festival. The chariot(Rath) is led by Kullu Raja and deities. Raghunath ji is leading deity of kullu valley. There is historical story behind the celebration of Kullu Dussehra. So every year people of Kullu Valley which is also known as "valley of Gods" pay homage to Lord Raghunath ji.

Kullu Dussehra attracts large no. of visitors all around the world. You can purchase woolen clothes and handicrafts at kullu Dussehra. Kullu Shawls, mufflers are world famous.

You can reach Kullu by air and road transportation. Nearest airport from Kullu is Bhunther airport, a few km away from Kullu. By road you can take direct bus from Delhi ISBT, Chandigarh ISBT to Kullu.

Watch a short video on arrival of deities to Kullu Dussehra.