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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 LEGEND AS HOW IDOL- WORSHIP BEGAN

Introduction

According to legend Maharishi Jamdagni after his return from his pilgrimage at Kailash, to Kulu had repaired to village Malana. He had his hermitage at Malana. On his return Maharishi Jamdagni carried on his head a basket full of eighteen images of different gods. When he was crossing the high Chanderkhani mountain there was a fierce storm and the basket with the idols was thrown off and scattered to distant places.

The images made themselves into gods. Each image was covered with a basket, called Kardu, Kardee, Karandee or Kande in Kulu dialect. Till this time the gods did not take any shape. The legend is that when people started worshipping the idols, they started idolworship. Kulu valley was the originator of idol-worship.


Author - P.C. Roy Choudhoury

 

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