Thursday, 9 January 2014

The Famous Fair and Festivals of Kullu

Posted by Ankit Pal Sharma on 21:58 with No comments

One of the most admired location among the tourist from different corner of the world, famous as valley of Gods, offer a long range of eye appealing scenes. Located on the bank of river Beas, it provides beautiful view of peaceful wooded glades and rivers flowing across rocks. Famous spot Rohtang pass is also located here that leads to Leh & Laddakh.  Manali, the winter sports capital of state, is a major attraction of this district, 2nd only wild life sanctuary of Himachal is also situated here.
Being highly religious place, there are number of fairs and festivals, celebrated throughout year. World famous international Dushehra festival is held here every year on its Dhalpur ground.
Chet Festival:  To bring harmony and prosperity, people celebrate this on every first month of lunar year. Very famous among the local as Chatrali in Kullu, it holds great significance.
Chrewal or Badranjo: Great occasion for local residents o enjoy, known as festival of flowers, during this period there is no cultivation.
Nawala Festival:  Generally celebrated among the Gaddis, uphill people of the state, on this day Lord Shiva are worshipped with devotional songs throughout night after individual collection from each house.
Phagli Fair: This is held every year in the month of Phagun, to show the supremacy of God over demons. Local dance and music brings you more close to culture of the local inhabitants.
Ghatasani Fair: Another most renowned fair of this district, closely associated with religious Beief, held in the month of Chait, provides you glimpse of local natty dances, Folk songs and other cultural programmes.
Luhri Lavi: Religious and commercial fair held at village DIngidhar in honour of local Devtas, also brings you more closely to its vast and deep culture.
Sainj Fair:  Fair start after an idol of Devta Laxminarayn is brought from Raila to Sainj.
Bhuntar Fair: A seasonal and religious fair, last for 3 days at village Bhuntar, main occasion to use fresh food grains after offering to Gods.
Pipal Jatra: Traditional name of Vasantotasava, take place at Dhalpur on 16th Baisakhy day every year, also known as spring festival.
Each moment in fair and festival revolves around with Folk Dances and Songs with the beat of Drums and Trumpets.

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