Trivia / Himachal Pradesh

Kullu Dussehra, a prominent festival of Himachal Pradesh, is celebrated for a period of ___ days.

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  2. 7
  3. 10

7

Kullu Dussehra, a prominent festival of Himachal Pradesh, is slightly different from how Dussehra is celebrated in the rest of India. Its celebrations begin on Vijay Dashmi and continue for a period of 7 days, as opposed to how other places celebrate the preceding days in the form of Navratri.

Celebrated in Kullu, also known as the valley of gods, this festival witnesses tourists from all over the world. The celebration starts with a procession of Lord Raghunath, along with other deities, carried on a Ratha across the town. The Dhalpur maidan is the centre for all the festivities of Kullu Dussehra.

The Kala Kendra festival is held at night where several activities and cultural events take place. An assembly of village Devtas takes place on the 6th day of the festival, which is a sight to cherish. The last day of the celebrations is marked by sacrifices over a bonfire which includes a fish, a crab, a rooster, a buffalo and a lamb.

The festival bears witness to around 4 - 5 lakh people from all over the globe.