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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

As indicated before they are between Lamaism and its various debased manifestations merging -into superstitions and Hinduism where priests and true interpretations are rare and superstitions more and also oppressed with the idea of a world of ghosts. The economic stagnation of the people, the long chilly evenings in winter months when outside physical activities are impossible, keen wrangle for physical survival, prevalence of diseases which hardly could be mitigated by a few Vaids scattered here and there, wild animals, risky outings could explain why the Kinnauris try to make up the large gap by belief in so many cults, deities, ghosts, and superstitions and worship in so many temples.

Along with temples, legends multiply. The lush coniferous forests, the snowy peaks, the meandering rivers which suddenly become swollen and rush, the beautiful birds and the variety of animals, the proximity of Tibet and some of the lesser developed areas of India on the border have helped the growth of legends, some of which are of Hindu origin, some Buddhist and some of probably pure fantasy.

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