Vague stories are current aboutoccasional human sacrifice at other temples
also but they are now abolished. Horns of some domestic and wild animals are taken to be
sacred. Almost every top of the hill is held sacred and anyone passing must throw a stone
or tie a piece of cloth somewhere. The portion of Kailash known as Raldang Kailash is
taken to be the home of Lord Siva and his consort Uma or Parbati the daughter of the
Himalayas. Oath taken in the name of some supernatural force is known as Darohi and a
Darohi has a tremendous impact.
There is a peculiar institution in this
district. Almost every important deity, Buddhist or Hindu or Animist has a man attached
known as Grokech (mouth piece). He is supposed to know by heart the legend about the
origin of the deity. He recites the legend and gets into a trance and his services are
often taken for appeasing or avoiding a distress. This recital is i known as Chironing.
Before mentioning the temples and legends it
may be observed that there are quite a number of well defined Hindu cults and a lot of
miscellaneous Hindu cults which are rather elastic in import but have a tremendous
influence at the particular villages that believe in them. The three important Hindu cults
are Devi or Kali, Siva and Vishnu.