Spirituality is always backed by beliefs, there is no other base of it rather than the eternal faith of people which has proved so many things which people thought never existed. The power of spirituality is beyond human’s imagination, no matter how much we deny it or try to cover it with science, the truth of the God’s power is unavoidable. The similar kind of God’s virtue and magic can be seen in the state of Himachal Pradesh on the occasion of world’s biggest celebration of Dussehra known as Kullu Dussehra. Where the festival is known to many, the miraculous story behind it is still infamous. Magic is still that even if it is known to you and this one is purely to leave people’s eyes wide open. It is believed that during the festival of Kullu Dussehra, the local God’s meet each other coming down from different parts and this happens without any human support or input.
Isn’t it surprising? If you think these are just stories, well a lot of people have admitted that they have seen it happening live at the festival and the act is purely held by God. The festival is celebrated at a large scale as much as 4-5 lakh people visit Kullu every year to be a part of it. It is undoubtedly a significant festival for the locals but is no lesser for the outsiders also. The mega event has a lot to offer to its visitors from religious beliefs to customs, from fairs to fun, it is an amazing experience altogether, but the fascinating sight of God’s meeting is the major highlight.
Though people visiting the festival do not often get to see this sight since it happens before the locals when they carry the procession of the idols of God’s in palanquins. It is said that those palanquins with the idols of the Gods cannot be moved or stopped without the will of the Gods. Earlier, people thought they are just mere tales spun but the fact is fact. Many have tried moving the idols after they are kept for resting but they do not move, come whatever may, until the Gods want to move. No force, truck or anything can make them move forward for the procession. It may not sound that real, but the sight is surreal and absolutely divine. Other than this when the God’s are brought from different directions on the shoulders of the people when they reach a common point the Gods leave the shoulders and meet and hug each other in the air which is again unbelievable. The entire vision is astonishing, and it will leave you there with mouth’s open.
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The basic significance and reason for celebrating Dussehra is the victory of good over evil and to show the same Ravana is burnt everywhere in the nation, Kullu is different here as well. Surprisingly, Kullu does not celebrate the festival by burning Ravana’s statue, it does it with utmost simplicity and by only pulling the Raths in Dhalpar ground. Some more exciting facts about the fiesta include the playing of Tambola with a huge crowd. One shall not believe but reportedly in the year gone by the bid of Tambola was as much as 41 lakh rupees. There is a prize of a car or a bike for the winner as well. There is much more to explore there. The festival continues for 7 long days and the ground of Dhalpur is covered with stalls all around. Eat the delicacies, shop the trend of Kullu and enjoy every culture and tradition to the fullest, this is the kind of vibe there.
--- Published By Deepti Gupta
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