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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

Among the many Vishnu temples now the Shri Gopal temple at new Bilaspur, Thakur Dwara temples at Dobehata, Talwar, Chandpur, Aur, Kasol and Kanaum, Gopal temples at Panjgain and Solon are quite famous. Thousands of pilgrims annually visit the temples for worship. It has to be noted here that the deity of Nar Sing Avatar is very prominent in this district. The ancient legend of Hiranyakashipu being killed by the Nar Sing Avatar of God Vishnu to save Prahlad is well known.

'The deity of half-man and half-lion is worshipped by men and women for the solution of problems and for ensuring the birth of a son. As customary in Himachal Pradesh there are mouth - pieces of some deities that recite the praise of the deity. If a barren woman worships Nar Sing, the mouth-piece sings particular songs with the accompaniment of music from two empty dried gourds connected- by a bamboo rod.

The woman usually goes into a trance and speaks at random and she is supposed to receive the blessings of Nar Sing. There is Nar Sing a temple at Bhaulra, Bhakra, and Sunhani (tahsil Sadr), Ghamarwin, Jajjar and Jhanjuta (tahsil Ghamarwin). It is an interesting study as to how the Nar Sing Avatar of Lord Vishnu came to be so popular in this part of Himachal Pradesh particularly.

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