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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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SIRMUR

The legend is that the deities had expressed desire to visit the fair at Rainka and so they are taken there. Each deity is carried in a Palanquin and followed by a procession of the villagers with flags, silver mace, musicians and musical instruments. The image of Paras Ram from Jamu is treated with special ceremony. The images arrive in the afternoon of the first day of the fair, stay there for receiving homage the next day and usually return, oil the third day.

The Paras Ram temple at Jamu (tahsil Rainka) has a special importance. There are nine priests (Pujaris) who are Bhats of Hiyon village and have the duty of worship for a month each in turn. The Pujari has to live in the temple and must not visit his house or family. It is believed that the God gets blame if anyone goes hungry. The musicians have to ascertain if there is any hungry person in the village before the flute is played to awake the God.

The story is the first incarnation in the form of boar while the second incarnation was human, whose father was Kanwal Rishi and mother Udhma Wati. In the Paras Ram temple at Jamu there are about seventy images.  The image of Paras Ram in brass occupies the principal seat with a gold canopy, a necklace of silver with a gold mohar in, which is set a diamond, a silver palanquin and a mace. The God is worshipped against as a guardian disease in men or cattle.

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