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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

THE BACKGROUND OF THE TEMPLES IN HIMACHAL PRADESH

Parshuram did not stay with his parents. Instead he wanted to go for penance somewhere in Badrinath. Before leaving, he promised to visit his parents once a year. Renuka fair is held to commemorate Parshuram's visit to his mother. On the 10th day of the bright half of the month Kartika (November) the idol of Parshurarn, seated in a well decorated palanquin, is taken out in procession which treks the path of some eight kilometers from village Jamu to the site of the lake Renuka.

The two deities held as embodiments of the Lord Parshuram, from villages Kattah and Masu, also join the procession, which is attended by hill orchestra. A few folk dancers dressed in long garb with loose sleeves add to the gaiety of theprocession as they dance to the accompaniment of the folk music.  On the Ilth day i.e. Ekadashi, the son stays with his mother and on the 12th afternoon he takes leave for Jamu with a promise to visit next year."+

The Minjar fair has different legends.

"The week-long festivities of the colorful Minjar fair of Chamba start on the second Sunday of Shrawan (August). When was Minjar first celebrated is not known but the present form of the fair is attributed to Raja Shahil Verma who ruled the State in the 10th century.


+ The Cultural Heritage of the Himalayas by K. L. Vaidya, (National, 1977), page 34-35.

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