Kullu Dussehra Festivities begin in Himachal Pradesh
—- The famous Kullu Dussehra began on Tuesday with traditional fervour at Dhalpur ground in Himachal Pradesh’s Kullu district. Dating back to the 17th century, the week-long festival is unique as it begins when Dussehra festivities culminate in the rest of the country and effigies of demon king Ravana, his son Meghnad and his brother Kumbhakarana are not burnt. The Rath Yatra of Lord Raghunath brings more than a hundred deities from remote areas of the state and is decorated on this occasion. Governor Bandaru Dattatreya and other dignitaries were present on the occasion. During this festival, artists from three countries Russia, Sri Lanka and Malaysia will present their culture in cultural programs.

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