Himachal’s local deities in Kullu Dussehra procession

The Kullu Dussehra, started by then king of Kullu Jagat Singh in 1665, used to be held at Manikaran, but the king brought the old idols of Lord Raghunath from Manikaran to Kullu. The Kullu Dussehra starts when Dussehra festival ends in other parts of the country. As many as 300 local deities come to Kullu to pay obeisance to the presiding deity, who would camp at Dhalpur for seven days and religious ceremonies are held.
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