(Last Updated on : 22-10-2013)
The commanding deity of Kullu is Raghunath Ji. Raghunath temple therefore holds considerable importance to the people of Kullu. The Dusshera festival held in the town is held in the respective temple's name. Legends speak of the idol in the temple that is the same one that was used by Lord Rama himself at the time of Ashwamedh yagya and was brought from Tretnath temple of Ayodhya. Raghunath Temple was constructed in 1660 A.D. with an amalgamation of Pahari and pyramidal style of architecture. Everyday the puja is held five times a day; round the year, 45 festivals are held. It is said that Raja Jagat Singh drank charanamrit (the water drunk after washing the feet of the divine, regarded extremely holy) of the idol for 42 days and was exonerated from the evil effect from the curse of a Brahmin Durga Dutt.
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