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Himachal CM participates in Renuka Fair

IANS  |  Nahan (Himachal Pradesh) 

on Sunday participated in six-day International Renuka Fair being organised in district.

He paid obeisance to the principal deity Lord and participated in the procession. He also carried palanquin of the deity and worshipped at the and performed religious ceremonies.

The decades old annual Renuka fair besides being historic also has a religious importance. It marks the reunion of Lord with his mother once a year on the eve of 'Dashmi' and the people of the district take a holy dip in the religious on 'Prabodhini Ekadashi'.

As per tradition, the palanquin of Lord is brought to Renuka from the ancient temple in Jamu village and it departs after the performance of religious ceremonies, including a dip in the

It's believed that if any or misses the fair, he tends to lose his post before the next year's fair.

Temple priests of Lord Parshuram say they have a list of Chief Ministers and Governors who did not participate in the fair and lost their posts within a few months.

In the closing ceremony of the fair in 2009, then governor, the late did not participate. Within a few months she was transferred to

Likewise, former and could not participate in the inaugural ceremony of the fair in November 2007 due to some engagements. His party lost power in less than a month after that.

The week-long Renuka fair will conclude November 23 with devotees taking a holy dip in the Renuka Lake, some 35 km from district



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First Published: Sun, November 18 2018. 16:20 IST