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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  
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Temples & Legends Of India
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Maharastra
Kerala
Himachal Pradesh
Tamilnadu

Bengal

Assam
Bihar
Somanatha

SIRMUR

In his stead the then Rajah exercised the power of appointment of a Mahant in favor of Moti Nath, appointed as the Mahant in Samvat 1965 and formally installed on the gadi in Samvat 1966 corresponding to 1909 A.D. Mahant Moti Nath expired in the mouth of May 1942 A.D., and afterwards the temple remained under the direct control of the erstwhile Sirmur State up to October, 1945 A.D. when Shri Dayalau Nath was appointed.

There are also other Kali temples at other villages in the district. Among the other minor cults of faith that claimed followers mention has to be made of the cult of Pap or Papra (Sin). It is the ghost of a disgruntled dead person who was neglected by his people that causes mischief, barrenness or disease and the Spirit has to be invoked and propitiated. It is said usually on being invoked the Spirit will get into a child who will start shaking his head and speak incoherently.

On being asked, however, the child will explain whose ghost the Papra is, and also show the reason for the affliction. The possessed child gives the direction as to what should be done so that the men at fault can wash away their Pap (Sin).What is a class of people who claim their origin from the Brahmins. Some of them, in the past, passed into the ranks of local deities for one reason or the other.

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