Dusshera Festival in Kullu(Last Updated 05 Aug, 2021)
08/10/2021 - 15/10/2021
Just when the whole of India winds up its festivities of Dusshera, celebrations in the town of Kullu begin. Famed as one of the most prominent festivals in Kullu, Dusshera is celebrated in the region for seven long days. It all starts on the tenth day of the rising moon, also known as Vijay Dashmi, in the month of October. The trend of Kullu Dusshera festival started long time back in the 17th century, when King Jaganand installed an idol of Lord Rama on his throne. It later culminated in the consecration of the idol as the ruling God of the valley. Since then, the town of Kullu has been giving special emphasis to this festival.
A merry-making affair in Kullu, the Dusshera festival involves displaying of around 300 idols from the nooks and corners of the valley. It includes idols from the abundant religious temples in Manali as well. The week long celebrations of the Kullu Dusshera festival are marked by various cultural and religious performances. One of the best extravaganza in the festival is the Ram Lila, which should not be missed at any cost.