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Temples & Legends of Himachal Pradesh
Index Of Himachal Pradesh Author
Introduction Background
Kulu - Manali Shyama Kali Temple
Manali Mandi
The Ardhanari Temple, Mandi Buddha Temple
Bijli Mahadev Idol Worship
Hidimba Banasur
Basishta Chamba
Kangra Area Manikaran
Bajreshwari Devi Chintpurni Devi Temple
Baijnath Temple Baglamukhi Deity And Her Temple
Chamunda Nandikeshwar Bilasur
Kinnaur Lahul   And Spiti
Wall Paintings Sirmur
Nath Temple  
Major Sections
Temples & Legends Of India
Andhrapradesh
Maharastra
Kerala
Himachal Pradesh
Tamilnadu

Bengal

Assam
Bihar
Somanatha

BILASPUR

He, realizing the state of affairs, abandoned his life of pleasure and with the help of the brahman escaped from - the sorcery that bound him. By the same aid the horse that had grown old and thin was restored, and Gnga once more mounted his steed and reached his home town. On his return home, the door-keeper regained his eye-sight and Guga and Gugri both performed miracles.

They fought the enemies and once Guga even fought for some time after he had lost his head. After death he was venerated as god, and has thereafter been always represented on horseback. Any person suffering from a snake-bite is usually taken to a Gnga shrine, where some cases get cured. The others who die are supposed to have committed some deadly sins from which the only redemption was death.

There are Guga temples at Bhatehr Uparli, Tiaman, Dhar, in tahsil Sadr and at Chakrana, Domehr, Ladda and Gherwin in tahsil Ghamarwin. Gnga Pir is supposed to be a panacea for snake-bite. It is further said that if a vow to Gnga Pir is not fulfilled the offender may be punished by a snake-bite. Both Gnga Pir and Baba Balaknath have thousands of disciples in the provinces of Punjab, Haryana and Utter Pradesh besides Himachal Pradesh, Guga Pir's small shrine will be found in almost every village. He is symbolized by a small image on a horse and people worship there.

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