International Festival Celebrated in HP
Here we are talking about the famous festival of the Himachal Pradesh which was declared as International festival. The festivals which are declared International Festivals are Minjar festival, Lavi fair, Renuka Fair, Dussehra Festival and Shivratri Festival. Here we are talking about the details information and history of the fair and where these festivals are celebrated.
Renuka Fair in Sirmaur district
This is one of the famous fair of the Sirmaur district. This festival was celebrated on the bank of the Renuka Lake in Renuka. It comes every year in the month of November and continues for the several days. This festival was firstly celebrated during the Mahabharata times. This festival is celebrated in the memory of Parshu Ram's mother Smt. Renuka and for her sacrifice. It has very interesting story regarding this festival.
When this festival begins than the idol of the Lord Parshu Ram is taken form the temple and is bathed into the Renuka Lake and on the last day is taken back to the temple. In the night, cultural program were also performs by the local artist.
There is a lake and also a big zoo in which there are so many animals like tigers and bear are present, so it is good place for the wondering. This place is about 15km from the Nahan, you can easily reach this place by bus as well other transport resources.
International Minjar Festival in Chamba
This is one of the famous fair of the Chamba district. This festival was firstly started in the 17th century by the local king of the Chamba and after that this festival celebrated every year in the month of July and continues for the 14 days. This fair is sign of the love between the brother and sister. When this fair started than sister puts a red colour thread on the shirt of her brother and prays for his long life. And on the last day of this this is flown in the Ravi River.
On the last day when you visit than there is a large Jaloos of the different Gods of the Chamba are taken across the Historical ground to the River and the son of the king is sited on the elephant. And in the night there are cultural program takes places.
The main attractions of the fair are exhibition, enjoyment adventure and cultural shows.
This festival is held in the Chamba ground in the month of July, so you can easily reach this place by bus as well as taxi.
Lavi Fair in Rampur Busshar
This is one of the oldest trade fair of the country which was stated in the 16th century between the king of the Bussher and the Tibet. This fair came every year in the month of the October and continues for the several days. When firstly this fair was started than the king of the busshar and Tibet king exchanged the horses and other weapons. But nowadays when it started than the people of the Rampur sells the dry fruits, woollen clothes and other things. Peoples of the both country participated in the fair and enjoy the fair, in night cultural program takes places.
This place is about 150km from the Shimla, there are so many buses are available for this place.
Dusshera: International festival of Kullu
This festival is celebrated over all parts of the country but it is very famous in Kullu district. When this festival is ended in all parts than in Kullu this festival begins and continues for the 9 days. The main attraction of the festival is its Yatra of the local Devi and Devta's of Kullu. Behind this festival there is very interesting story which the people of the kullu say. This festival came every year in the month of October. It is said when the king of kullu is cursed by the some rishi than he said to his servant to take the idol of the Raghu from the Ayodhya, but when people of Ayodhya see that idol is not in the temple than they search it and found the people with the idol in the valley of Kullu. So they decided to take back to Ayodhya but they aren't able to take because it becomes very heavy and when it is taken to the Kullu than it becomes easier after that this festival begins in the memory of Raghu.
This place is connected to the other part by NH, so you can easily reach this place also you can reach this place by aeroplane.
Mandi Shivratri festival
This festival is also celebrated across all part of the country but it is very famous in Mandi. The main attraction of the fair is its Yatra of Gods which is taken across the market of the Mandi. This festival is basically Lord Shiva's festival, in which all the temple of Lord Shiva's are celebrating and they drink special liquid called "Ghota" which is a mixture of Milk, water, Marijuana and sugar.
This festival is celebrated every year in the month of Feb or March. You can easily reach this place by bus as well as taxi.