Himachal Pradesh Festival

Himachal Pradesh Festival: Celebrating the Himalayan State’s Uniqueness

by sneha shukla

Himachal Pradesh Festival: Celebrating the Himalayan State’s Uniqueness

Today, we are going to discuss something very special in the world of Indian festivals. The Festival , celebrated in October 2021, is one of the most auspicious occasions of the year. The above title of this blog post is the title of the upcoming Himachal Pradesh Festival.

 

Himachal Pradesh Festival

It is one of the most awaited festivals of the year. The Himachal Pradesh Festival celebrations will be happening. Himachal Pradesh is a state in North India, and is one of the most beautiful states in India. The people are very friendly and the climate is favorable for most of the year. There are many beautiful places to visit, and a variety of festivals celebrated. Himachal Pradesh is also known as “land of temples” as it has more than 500 temples.

Here are some of the major festivals celebrated in Himachal Pradesh: The Hidimba Devi Festival, The Dussara Festival, The Shivratri Festival, The Shimla Festival, The Holi Festival, The Teej Festival, The Kullu Dussehra Festival, The Gaddi Bull Festival, The Lavi Festival

 

Himachal Pradesh Festival || Kullu Dussehra

The Kullu Dussehra is a spectacular display of fireworks and a grand parade by the Kullu, Jalandhar, Bathinda and Mandi districts. One of the biggest fairs in Himachal Pradesh, the Kullu Dussehra, has been drawing people of all ages since times immemorial and is celebrated with great enthusiasm and vitality. Held in September, the colourful fair marks the beginning of the Hindu festive season. The people of the region return to their village homes and celebrate the day with fun and frolic. Riders on a horse made of wood perform on the outskirts of Kullu during the annual Kullu Dussehra fair on September 28, 2017.

A group of girls parade through the streets of Kullu on their decorated horses as part of the Kullu Dussehra fair. Thousands of pilgrims and tourists throng the banks of the Beas river to witness the annual Dussehra celebration in the Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh.

 

Himachal Pradesh Festival || Doongri Festival || Himachal Pradesh festival in malayalam

Doongri is one of the oldest fairs in the Kullu district. This fair is organised on the banks of the Chambal River in April and falls on the same day every year. Women celebrate it. This fair is being held on the first Sunday during December. Celebrations begin with the cross-dressing of the village’s oldest women. These women are dressed up in bright red and yellow coloured dresses, and their faces are painted in bold colours. They light fires on the river bank and sing songs. Chairs are set up in different circles, and women enjoy the duo hunts and refreshments.

 

Himachal Pradesh Festival || Halda Festival in Himachal Pradesh

Halda Festival A lesser-known festival of the state, the Halda festival is famous for its rhythmic processions. It is a four-day fair celebrated at Shri Kamal Dham in Dharamshala. The festival celebrates the victory of Goddess Kamala over demon lord Chhotu, who his mother raised.

Every autumn, the villagers of Halda village in the Kullu district celebrate this festival with great enthusiasm. A fair, the Dussehra fair, is set up in the town and carries on for three days. The Dussehra fair at Halda takes the lead among the Himachali’s celebrations for its grandeur and enthusiasm. The main attraction is the bullfight which happens on the second day of the three-day fair. There is a sport which is followed on the third day. A Koli girls team known as Bhagwaas participates in the game, while there is also a performance by the boy and girl teams.

 

Himachal Pradesh Festival || Sazo festival of Himachal Pradesh in India

Sazo Festival is a Hindu festival that is celebrated in January and February. The festival is dedicated to Goddess Saraswati, the divine muse of music, literature, philosophy, dance and arts. This is mainly organised by the natives of Haldih village and is held in the month of January and February, coinciding with the annual farm work. Sashthi Rath is held in the same month.

 

Himachal Pradesh Festival || Himachal Winter Carnival

The Himachal winter carnival is a three day festival in the month of November when night temperatures plunge to -20 degrees, and daytime temperatures stay less than 7 degrees celsius. This fiesta, which is a joyous, famous community fair, is one of the best. The celebration is meant to be enjoyed by tourists and locals alike, where the fun day is not only about great sports and cultural activities, but it also includes boat races, carnival rides and exhibitions of traditional hand-made goods and jewellery.

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