Showing posts with label Himachal Pradesh. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Himachal Pradesh. Show all posts

Hinduism - Where Is Kulu In India?

 

The most prominent city in the Himachal Pradesh state's Kulu Valley.

The celebration of Dussehra is well-known in Kulu.

Dussehra commemorates Rama's victory over Ravana, the demon king; it is a celebration of virtue triumphing over evil.

The event in Kulu is centered on the figure of Rama from the neighboring hamlet of Dhalpur's Raghunathji temple.

When Rama arrives at the celebration venue in his temple vehicle, he is greeted by hundreds of deities from temples all around the Kulu Valley, as well as the crowds who have gathered to see the deities and their procession.

The activities of the deities are meticulously planned in accordance with well-established procedures.



Hinduism - Where Is Himachal Pradesh In Modern India?


 Himachal Pradesh is a state in northern India. (“Himalayan State”) is a term used to describe a region in the Himalaya Between the states of Jammu and Kashmir and the kingdom of Nepal is a modern Indian state situated in the Himalayan area.

When the previous state of Punjab was partitioned into Punjab, Haryana, and Himachal Pradesh in 1966, Himachal Pradesh was formed.

Himachal Pradesh is a mountainous state, with its lower sections in the Shiwalik Hills and its higher regions in the high Himalayas, as its name suggests.

The majority of the state's residents live in the long, rich river valleys that run between mountain ranges, and its hill stations give welcome reprieve from the blazing heat throughout the summer.

Seven of the nine Shiwalik deities reside in Himachal.

These seven goddesses are all ruling deities of a specific location, and some of them have grown in prominence in northern Indian religious life.

In the Himachal Pradesh town of Kulu, all the gods of the Kulu Valley are brought to Kulu to praise the deity Rama on his triumph over the demon king Ravana.

Christine Nivin et al., India, is a useful resource for general information. Lonely Planet, 8th ed., 1998.


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