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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

This finds a more intensive echo in Durga worship as well. Mother Durga is the Mahishamardani (the slayer of the buffalo- demon), the Bhuvaneswari the crowned presiding deity of the Universe indulging in charity and assurances. She is the Adya Shakti the primeval energy that creates and in her worship we see the symbolical victory of Virtue over Sin. Every Himachali home and every Himachali man or woman has a soft corner for the Devi, the daughter of the Himalayan range.

She is, they feel, absolutely there own, daughter or mother head of the mankind. She has also many different names and her icons differ. She is Uma, Durga, Parvati, Kali, Mahakali, Tripura-Sundari, Chamunda and Lakshmi. The story of the defeat of Sin by Virtue by Mahishasur  badh or the destruction of the Mahishasura demon by the Devi or Durga is the theme of Durga Puja celebrated over a week, throughout Himachal Pradesh.

Krishna Cult has also a deep impact. Krishna has been idolized in his various manifestations, as a boy playing pranks Oil his mother, as a Young romantic youth with his love dalliances with Radha and the Gopinis and as Krishna revealing to Arjuna the Bhagavad Geeta.

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