Thursday, September 6, 2007

Fair and festivals of Himachal

Villagers dancing with the idols of the dieties

Dear reader,

Greetings from the land of Gods.

In this month article I wil take you towards a small village of Shimla. Local fairs and festivals reflects the warmth and belief of the people for local Gods and Godessess here in the Himalayas.

Diwali is a festival which is not even famous in India but now abroad also. But in villages of Himachal it is celebrated specially. Diwali in Himachal also marks the starting of winters in these incredibally beautiful valley and mountains.
Here in this small village Deola, just 43km from Shimla it is celebrated for two days. So this year Shali Heights invite you all to be a part of this ages old traditional ceremony.