Dr.Avnish Jolly,October 09, 2008 :The week long International Kullu Dussehra started with the grand procession of Lord Raghu Nath Ji at historic Dhalpur Ground Kullu today.
Smt. Prabha Rau, Governor accompanied by Shri Shanta Kumar, M.P Rajya Sabha and former Chief Minister, Shri Khimi Ram, Deputy Speaker, H.P. Vidhan Sabha, Shri Gobind Ram, Shri Kishori Lal MLAs, Shri Kunj Lal, former Minister, Shri Jagdish Bhalla, Chief Justice, H.P. High Court, Shri Ashwini Kapoor, Divisional Commissioner, Mandi, Shri S.R. Mardi, I.G Law & Order, Shri B.K. Aggarwal, Secretary, Art, Language & Culture, Smt. Sudha Devi, Deputy Commissioner, Shri Jagat Ram, Superintendent of Police, prominent people of the area and devotees in large numbers participated in the Rath Yatra.
About 200 deities drawn from various parts of Kullu valley assembled in Dhalpur Ground to participate in the festival, which is being organized since the year 1660 in a traditional manner.