Dussera is celebrated all over Himachal. The Ramlila plays
begins a month prior to this and finish on the day of the festival. In
the evening an actor dressed as Lord
Rama shoots arrows at effigies of Ravana, his son Meghnad and his brother
Kumbh Karna and sets them on fire. After this, crackers are lit and sweets
The Kulu Dussera is the biggest draw among
festivals. It is held in October in Dhalpur maidan of Kulu. The
beginning is marked by Rathyatra, in which the chief deity 'Raghunathji'
is carried in a fully decorated wooden chariot. The yatra signifies the
Rama to conquer Ravana. The famous Nainadevi
fair is held in August. Some of the devotees cover the entire distance
to the temple by lying prostrate each time they take a step.