Known as the ‘dev bhumi’ or God’s sacred land, Himachal Pradesh is home to many religious and cultural dignitaries of India. More so, it’s a land of many ancient Gods and Goddesses who graced Mother Earth, but through ‘Himachal’.
While it continues to celebrate different festivities all year long, this time the ancient Hidimba Temple sees the fervour of Dhungri mela.
Named after the sacred forest of dhungri, the fair is a congregation of tribal people in this region who accumulate to pay respect to Goddess Hidimba. You might not be well-versed with this goddess, but she is wife of the great warrior ‘Bhima” from the Mahabharata. He fell in love with the then ‘hostile demon of Dhungri’ during the 12 years of exile that Pandavas went through.
Rejoicing in this transformation perpetrated by love, India Imprints pays respect to this demon turned Goddess of Dhungri!