Dehradun Culture

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  • Tibetan School and Homes

    Tibetan School and Homes

    Adjacent to the Tibetan Buddhist Temple, the Tibetan School and Homes was an endeavor by the Dalai Lama towards social work. The Tibetan School and Homes provides lodging and education to hundreds of displaced Tibetan refugee children. This foundation is supported by generous donations by individuals and organisations that understand ...

  • Maha Shivratri

    Maha Shivratri

    The festival of Maha Shivratri which falls between the months of February or March is celebrated with great enthusiasm in Dehradun. Thousands of followers of Lord Shiva flock various temples in Dehradun, especially the Tapkeshwar Temple, which is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Devotees fast, perform puja and offer flowers, fruits, ...

  • Shivratri Fair

    Shivratri Fair

    Celebrated at the Tapkeshwar Temple, the annual Shivratri Fair and is a huge draw for devotees of Lord Shiva. People assemble in large numbers to enjoy the fair. ...

  • Jhanda Fair

    Jhanda Fair

    This is one of the most popular festivals celebrated in Dehradun and is celebrated five days after Holi every year. Commemorated in honour of the Sikh Guru Ram Rai who came to Dehradun in 1699 and constructed a Gurudwara named the Guru Ram Rai Darbar. Guru Ram Rai hosted a ...

  • Lakhawar Fair

    Lakhawar Fair

    This fair is held every year during the months of September or October in the village of Lakhawar near Dehradun. Portraying the culture of Garhwali tribes, the fair is a lively and colourful affair and includes sporting events, music and dance performances. ...