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Cart of lord Raghunath Ji Maharaj stationed at Dhalpur Ground for Kullu Dussehra

The cart of Raghunath stationed at Dhalpur Ground, ready to be decorated. This cart will be pulled few meters away by the devotes to a lower ground later this festival day. Kullu Dussehra is the Dussehra festival observed in the month of October in Himachal Pradesh state in northern India. It is celebrated in the Dhalpur maidan in the Kullu valley. Dussehra at Kullu commences on the tenth day of the rising moon, i.e. on 'Vijay Dashmi' day itself and continues for seven days. Its history dates back to the 17th century when local King Jagat Singh installed an idol of Raghunath on his throne as a mark of penance. After this, god Raghunath was declared as the ruling deity of the Valley.

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The cart of Raghunath stationed at Dhalpur Ground, ready to be decorated. This cart will be pulled few meters away by the devotes to a lower ground later this festival day.  Kullu Dussehra is the Dussehra festival observed in the month of October in Himachal Pradesh state in northern India. It is celebrated in the Dhalpur maidan in the Kullu valley. Dussehra at Kullu commences on the tenth day of the rising moon, i.e. on 'Vijay Dashmi' day itself and continues for seven days. Its history dates back to the 17th century when local King Jagat Singh installed an idol of Raghunath on his throne as a mark of penance. After this, god Raghunath was declared as the ruling deity of the Valley.