States Himachal Pradesh Fairs & Festivals Doongri Festival

Doongri Festival Himachal

Celebrated with great pomp and show in the 'Valley of Gods', Kullu, the Doongri festival is a colorful affair.

About Doongri Festival Himachal

One of the most popular festivals of Himachal Pradesh, the Doongri festival is marked to celebrate the beginning of spring. Delight your senses with the enthralling aroma and freshness of the blooming flowers that dot the entire valley during this time, and take part in the numerous kite flying competitions organized to celebrate the arrival of spring. Celebrated with great fervor to observe the birthday of Hadimba Devi (the wife of Bhima), this vibrant festival is a photographer's delight.

Treat your eyes to the splendid dance rituals that are performed by the devotees to bestow their love and faith to the deity. If you are more of a music lover than a dance one, don't worry, the Doongri festival has something in store for you too. The traditional musical performances will take you on a journey of sensory delights that will simply leave you awestruck and speechless. Also, they will offer you a glimpse into the rich and fascinating culture of this region and Himachal as a whole.

One of the most fascinating aspects of the festival is that it is attended by people from different villages of Himachal Pradesh, who arrive in colorful processions and parades, carrying with them their gods and goddesses dressed in fancy silk and garlands in marvelously carved wooden raths (chariots). Thus, the Doongri festival also offers you the perfect opportunity to mingle with the locals and learn about their way of life.

Special Highlights of the festival:

  • The Doongri festival is organized on the auspicious occasion of Basant Panchami.
  • It is also popularly known as the Hadimba Devi Fair.
  • The festival lasts for three days.
  • It is organized at the Hadimba Temple, situated in the sacred Dhungri Forest in Manali.
  • The Doongri festival is an important occasion in the lives of the people here, who dress in beautiful traditional attires to honor and worship their deity.

Festival Dates/Months

The Doongri festival is held in the month of May every year.

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