Pori festival
If you want to be a part of a traditional Indian festival and enjoy every bit of it, then you have to travel
to a long way to Lahaul valley, Himachal Pradesh, on the enthralling banks of the River Chenab. On the holy premise of Trilokinath temple, devotees assemble from faraway places to enjoy the magnificence of the festival and the spectacle of the nature around at the same time. The celebrated rituals engross the swarms of the followers of the Lord Trilokinath. A butter lamp which signifies the divine providence illuminates the entire sanctified valley. Devotees ride on the horses and circumambulate the holy Trilokinath temple which resembles the splendid structure of the Buddha shrine. The huge procession ends at the local emperor’s palace. Horses here are greeted with good foods and are bathed with sweet water. Guru Padmasambhava, the founder of the Tantric Buddhism, was the influential inspiration for the planning and structuring of the temple. The temple which is the chief place of celebration has a prominent Buddhist architectural touch and charm. The temple, nevertheless, looks attractive to the hordes of Hindu holiday makers as well.
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