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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

Some legends have grown out of the particular location of the village. For example Chango, a mere collection of four hamlets on the left bank of Spiti River is a big alluvial plain, barricaded on every side by lofty hills has its story of origin. A very look at the village suggests that it was a vast lake before. The four hundred and odd villagers work hard in autumn and can only sing and dance, amuse themselves as best as they can during long wintry months of the year and repeat the legend of the origin of the village.

In days long forgotten a Lama in the court of the Raja of Tibet named Changla accompanied the Raja on a pilgrimage and came to this very spot. The flat piece of land girted by hills all around fascinated Changla and he wanted to settle down there. The Raja was not willing and the party returned to Tibet. Sometime after Changla had a dream and the vast alluvial plain beckoned again and again promising fertility and prosperous crops. The Raja was superstitious and thought that he should now allow Changla to go and try his fortune there.

Changla came and named the village after him, which was abbreviated into Chango. Naturally the villagers think there is divinity behind the origin of the village and are under the influence of Lamaism but few village godlings namely Gyalbo, Dabla and Yulsa are there.

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