Diarytimes Media Network, Shimla Published by : Kumud Sharma, Updated October 24, 2023 by Diary Times
Kullu: Kullu Dussehra festival is starting from today. Lakhs of devotees will gather in Kullu Dussehra festival to pull the chariot of God. Besides, the presentations of cultural groups from about fourteen international countries will be the center of attraction. For the first time, cultural groups from fourteen countries will be seen enthralling with their presentations in the magnificent fair of Kullu district. During the Kullu Dussehra festival, devotees including Lord Raghunath and all other gods and goddesses will stay in locally made temporary camps.
Kullu Dussehra Mahotsav Mahakumbh will start with the Rath Yatra of Lord Raghunath on Tuesday evening at 4 pm. Also, the Rath Yatra will be started in Kullu Dussehra Mahotsav as soon as the complete nod from Bhekali Maa is received.
All the gods and goddesses reached Kullu for the International Dussehra Festival –
Almost three months after the heart-wrenching rains, floods and disaster in Himachal Pradesh, Kullu district has recovered and the historic Bada Dev Mahakumbh is being organized in the form of International Kullu Dussehra at the historical Dhalpur ground of Kullu district starting from Tuesday. It’s about to start.
The Kullu Dussehra Mahotsav will see a continuous influx of tourists in Kullu-Manali, which has been re-established after suffering heart-wrenching rains, landslides and floods in Himachal Pradesh, which will re-establish the tourism of Kullu-Manali.
This time, invitations have been respectfully sent to all 332 Gods and Goddesses for the International Kullu Dussehra Fair. Out of three hundred and thirty-two gods and goddesses, till late evening on Monday, more than two hundred gods and goddesses have reached Kullu and registered their presence.
For the first time, the Dussehra festival will be enhanced by the spectacular presentations of cultural groups from fourteen countries at the International Kullu Dussehra Fair.
During the International Kullu Dussehra Festival, special construction work has been done to accommodate Lord Raghunath and all other deities in the temporary relief camps built here.
The atmosphere of the entire Kullu district will become devotional with the worship of all the three hundred and thirty-two gods and goddesses and chanting of mantras of divine powers for about a week in the historical Dhalpur ground, called the city of Lord Raghunath and eighteen Kardu ki Souh.
In the International Kullu Dussehra Mahotsav, with the melodious sounds of Jhari, Dhadch, Ghanti, Shehnai, Dhol, Nagadas, Karnal and all the horns present, the changed view of the historical Dhalpur Maidan will be seen giving supernatural powers to all the devotees and devotees.
Due to the International Kullu Dussehra Fair, the historical Dhalpur Police Cantonment has been beautifully transformed. In the International Kullu Dussehra Festival, more than thirteen hundred police personnel of Himachal Pradesh Police have been deployed at every nook and corner to maintain the complete security arrangements of the fair. Himachal Pradesh Police and Kullu District Police Administration will keep an eye on the International Kullu Dussehra Festival through drones and all CCTV cameras.
International Kullu Dussehra Festival Mahakumbh will start from 4 pm on Tuesday with the historic Rath Yatra of Lord Raghunath.
As soon as the complete signal from Bhuvaneshwari Mata Bhekhali is received, the entire Rath Yatra will be started in the International Kullu Dussehra Festival.
International Kullu Dussehra Festival: Lakhs of devotees will gather to pull the entire chariot of Lord Raghunath, symbolizing the union of all forms of God and Manas.
In the International Kullu Dussehra Mahotsav, the Rath Yatra from Rath Maidan will see the arrival of Gods and Goddesses in all the temporary camps set up at the historical Dhalpur Maidan.
In the International Kullu Dussehra Festival, Raghunath ji will be sent to historical Dhalpur with the full proclamation of Lord Ram’s Jai Siyaram… After which, all the three hundred and thirty-two Gods and Goddesses coming from all the places of Kullu district will also be sent to sit in all the temporary camps set up in the International Kullu Dussehra Fair.
Honorable Governor of Himachal Pradesh, Shri Shiv Pratap Shukla will also reach the International Kullu Dussehra Mahotsav Mahakumbh and wish for the happiness and prosperity of Himachal Pradesh while having darshan of Lord Raghunath.
For the International Kullu Dussehra Fair, all the fourteen gods and goddesses of the outer Saraj assembly have been sent to the newly built temporary camps in the historical Dhalpur ground of Kullu district, covering a long distance of two hundred kilometers.
All the three hundred thirty two Gods and Goddesses are worshiped with Khudijal including Beas Rishi, Kot Pajhari, Takarasi Nag, Chotru Nag, Bishlu Nag, Devta Chambhu Urtu, Devi Devta Chambhu Randal, Saptarishi Devta, Sharshain Nag Devta, Chambhu Kasholi Devta, Kui Kanda Nag Devta. And Mata Bhuvaneshwari Devi has arrived in the international Kullu Dussehra festival.
There will be spectacular presentations by parties from all fourteen countries –
Kullu District Chief Parliamentary Secretary (CPS) Shri Sundar Singh Thakur told Diary Times correspondent Kumud Sharma that for the first time in the entire history of the International Kullu Dussehra Festival, Malaysia, Russia, South Africa, Kazakhstan, Romania, Vietnam, Kenya, Sri Lanka, Taiwan , Kyrgyzstan, Iraq, America, presentations of cultural groups from all fourteen international countries will be seen adding to the beauty of the Kullu Dussehra festival.
Kullu District CPS Sunder Singh Thakur said that there will be a gathering of tourists in Kullu Dussehra Mahotsav due to the spectacular performances of all the Himachali artists of Himachal Pradesh.
Kullu District CPS Sunder Singh Thakur said that in the first cultural evening of the International Kullu Dussehra Mahotsav Mahakumbh, there will be a spectacular performance by playback singer Saaj Bhatt, while in the second cultural evening, Punjabi singer Simar Kaur will be seen enthralling with her performances. In the cultural evening, there will be spectacular performances by Euphony Band and Laman Band together, in the fourth cultural evening, there will be explosive performances by Punjabi singer Shivjot, in the fifth cultural evening, Jasraj Joshi will be seen making a splash, while in the sixth cultural evening, playback singer Monali Thakur will be seen. And the world famous Harmony of the Pines Band of Himachal Pradesh Police will be seen giving melodious performances throughout the International Kullu Dussehra Mahotsav Mahakumbh.
At the same time, in the last cultural evening of International Kullu Dussehra Mahotsav Maha Kumbh Mela, the magnificent voices of folk artists Ramesh Thakur, Kushal Verma, Lal Singh, Khushboo Bhardwaj, Twinkle will be seen mesmerizing the audience.
International Kullu Dussehra Festival Mahakumbh Fair was started in 1660 –
International Kullu Dussehra Festival Mahakumbh is being celebrated continuously since 1660 to honor Lord Raghunath of Kullu district.
The idol of Lord Raghunath ji reached Kullu first after coming from Makrahad, Manikarna, Haripur, Naggar of Kullu district. After reaching Kullu, Kullu Dussehra Mahotsav Mahakumbh Fair is being organized even today in Kullu district including Manikarna, Naggar, Vashishtha, Haripur. This time 332 gods and goddesses will arrive in Manikaran Dussehra Mahotsav and Haripur Dussehra Mahotsav.
Nag Dhumbal plays the full role of Thanedar in the International Kullu Dussehra Festival Mahakumbh Fair-
In the International Kullu Dussehra Festival Maha Kumbh Mela, the most prominent snake god of Halan-do, Dhumbal, will be seen playing the most important role of Thanedar.
In the International Kullu Dussehra Festival Mahakumbh Fair, the snake god Dhumbal will be seen as a police station officer, controlling the crowd coming to the fair very well. To ensure that there is no obstruction of any kind in the Rath Yatra of Lord Raghunath ji, the snake god Dhumbal provides his services in the form of a police officer. Near all the temporary camps of Lord Raghunath ji, the serpent god Dhumbal is seen setting up his camp in the form of a police officer.
In the International Kullu Dussehra Festival, the command of the entire responsibility of the police guard will be in the hands of Shringa Rishi and Balunag –
During the International Kullu Dussehra Festival, the deities Shringa Rishi and Balunag, who are said to be the presiding deities of Banjar Valley, have also taken up residence in their temporary camps.
During the entire Rath Yatra of Lord Raghunath ji, both the deities Shringa Rishi and Balunaag will be kept under house arrest in their temporary camps. Besides, both the deities Shringa Rishi and Balunaag will also be under strict police surveillance. Under which entire deployment of Himachal Pradesh Police and Kullu District Police has been done.