sacrifices have replaced human sacrifice, which was done at some places. Instead of
buffaloes now goats are offered. The political and economical thrust on the houses of the
Ruling Princes has affected the religious trends as temples are not being maintained as
well, and no fresh endowments are being made.
It is a good feature that there has not been
that rampant vandalism in the thefts of idols that we find in some other areas of North
India. We also find a lesser degree of mutual isolation and a certain degree of
variability as to religious trends among the social groups in more mountainous and
isolated areas like Kinnaur or Lahul and Spiti and in those of a lesser-isolated Sirmur
The religious context in Sirmur area appears to
be relatively homogeneous with other advanced areas of North India.