Prime Minister Narendra Modi wil participate in the Kullu Dussehra Celebrations during his visit to Himachal Pradesh tomorrow (5 October).
He will be the first Prime Minister to take part in the historic Kullu Dussehra, where more than 300 local deities of the valley congregate annually.
The tradition traces back its history to more than 350 years.
The International Kullu Dussehra Festival will be celebrated from 5 to 11 October 2022 at Dhalpur Ground in Kullu, according to a Prime Minister's Office release.
"On the first day of the festival, the deities in their well decorated palanquins pay their obeisance at the temple of the Chief Deity Bhagwan Raghunath Ji and then proceed to the Dhalpur Ground," the PMO said.
PM Modi will witness this divine Rath Yatra and the grand assembly of the deities in the historic Kullu Dussehra celebrations, It added.
"It will be the first time ever that the Prime Minister of the country is participating in the Kullu Dussehra celebrations," the PMO said.
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) national chief J P Nadda will accompany PM Modi to Dhalpur ground, the venue for the Yatra’.
Himachal chief minister Jai Ram Thakur, Union minister Anurag Thakur, and party’s state chief Suresh Kashyap will also be present on the occasion.
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