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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

KINNAUR

The international borders, the great snowy mountains including the legendary Kailash, deep forests, rivers remaining snowbound for a considerable part of the year, the passes, crags, meandering bridle paths which often lose their identity, the intensely cold climate, the variegated culture complex of the people with strong influence of Buddhism, (that phase of Buddhism which has come to be known more as Lamaism) and Hinduism diluted with a strong element of Animism, super- stitions, belief in ghosts, the avifauna, the fauna, the different species of trees, fruits and flowers make the district extremely interesting.

This area where the villages are scattered with an extremely small population, at times dwindling to about 200 persons was a challenge for efficient administration and that is why a separate district was carved out in 1960. The people of the district have different strains of culture and Polyandry is still prevalent with strange marriage customs and civil rights of the women. The Succession Act, 1956 is not applicable to Kinnaur and the daughters do not inherit any property legally.

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