Dussehra celebrations are something you can explore these most famous places if you are planning on spending your merry holidays for awesome experience. You can pack your ethnic traditional clothes and go on a journey across India.
Kolkata: Durga Pooja
Durga Pooja is the desired festival in West Bengal. Its capital city, Kolkata, is famous world over for its grand Pujas, magnificent Pandals and stunning Idols. Celebrated over five days and the 5th day being the Durga Visarjan. Dussehra time in Kolkata means heavenly aromatic food, songs blaring from loudspeakers, crowded streets and devotees praying with sheer dedication.
Ramlila Maidan, Delhi
The Ramlila Maidan is the long-established ground which undoubtedly has the largest gathering in the city. The Prime Minister and many top politicals make it a point to be there on Dussehra and fire the customary arrow towards the statuette of Ravana.
Mysore Dasara, Karnataka
Navaratri in Mysore is a beautiful occassion and the official state festival of Karnataka which is locally called Nadahabba. Mysore Palace is lit up regally during the night as the processions are taken out on the roads of the city. It looks like the city is completely dressed up to celebrate this festival.
Kullu Dussehra, Himachal Pradesh
Dasara is celebrated for seven days in Kullu, Himachal Pradesh. The local people of Kullu worship the Lord Raghunath on the fairground of Dhalpur Maidan. The local gods and goddesses idols are taken to the Maidan and the entire valley comes to see the gods and show devotion, honor to their gods. The worshipping of Lord Raghunath on Navaratri Celebration is still following from 17th century.
Ramnagar Ramlila, Varanasi
The most exciting festival of Dussehra is celebrated in Varanasi. The main attraction of the festival is Ramlila. There’s a place called Ramnagar which is 15 km’s away from the city where all the people gather for the Ramlila.
An episode of Rama and Bharata meet called as Bharat Milaap is held by the performers the next day of Dussehra.
Ahmedabad – Grand Dussehra celebrations in Gujarat:
Nine days in Gujarat are the best to experience the best of the Navratri festival.
Ahmedabad, Baroda, Gandhinagar, Surat and other cities in Gujarat come alive with enthusiasm for celebration through dance, music and food. No matter how modern they are in this 21st century, Gujarati’s stick to their culture on nine days of the festivity. When they gather to perform Garba and Dandiya Rasa on the festive evenings the most popular folk dances of Gujarat, women come in lehenga cholis and men in traditional kedias to look their best. Visit must Gujarat to experience the riot of colors in every bay and corner, during Navratri.
Dussehra celebrations in Bastar are unique in every way over the last 75 years. In here instead of goddess Durga, the goddess Dhanteshwari is worshiped. People from nearby towns and villages visit Bastar during Dussehra festival and worship the goddess who is believed to be an embodiment of Shakti Maa. All the idols of gods and goddesses from the nearby villages are brought to the temple of Danteshwari and are worshiped with wholehearted devotion.
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