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Pipal Jatra

Pipal Jatra, also known as Basantotsava or Spring Festival, is a state level event, which is held at Dhalpur ground in Kullu, Himachal Pradesh. It lasts for three days from 28th to 30th of April.

It is believed that in early times over sixteen gods used to participate in the fair, and the king, who ruled the area, used to sit in the Dhalpur ground under a pipal tree to witness the colorful festival.

But as the years passed by, the fair lost its splendor. Presently, during the festival, at each night, cultural programs are organized at Kala Kendra, which is an open air theater. Several reputed cultural groups and artists come here to participate in the fair.

Updated on 7th June, 2005


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