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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

SIRMUR

The Shirigul temple at village Manal has two fairs in the year. Men and women dance, the "Gi" dance, which is absolutely local as a part of the fair. Shirigul has several small temples in various villages of the Paonta tahsil, where small religious fairs are held on particular auspicious days.

The Shirigul temple at Gagal Sakar has a legend. It is said that a sadhu came there immediately before the Gurkha invasion and poisoned the water of a nearby tank causing the death of all the Sirmur troops camped there to fight with the Gurkhas, as also of many of the local residents.

Previously this village was called Dharam- pur, but, after this incident, the name of Gagal Sakar was given to it, for a sizable part of the entire village population had perished of the poison. At that time Shirigul is said to have descended from Choor in order to save the inhabitants from complete destruction and total annihilation. He assured the people of the fulfillment of all their desires if they pinned faith and belief in Him. Thus the deity established Himself here.

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