There is no sex-slant. Kathas are often held and legends of Raja Harish Chandra,
Prahlad etc. are recited. There are also attempts to stage the stories. Ramlila parties
are much patronized. Ramayana, Mahabharat and Shreemad Bhagwat are often read out to the
The princely State used to appoint its own
Kathakars and preachers. The princely State also used to spend some money in maintaining
the temples.Free endowments of lands were given to the temples and the priests.
With the development of communications the
religious centres have been made more accessible and comfortable for a stay, for the
outsider particularly. But with all the temples and religious practices it should not be
presumed that the people have no superstitions and belief in super natural powers,
benevolent or malevolent.
The people of Bilaspur district have a
typical Pahari culture where the inner religious sense of the man is tinged with omens,
belief in superstitions etc.