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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  
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Kerala
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Assam
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KINNAUR

Kamru village with about a little more than one thousand souls has a single storey temple dedicated to Badrinath who had been deputed there by goddess Mathi to look after the Bushahr gaddi. The rulers of Bushahr used to have a ceremonial enthronement at this temple. There is also an idol of Kamakhya Devi. There is a deep well nearby where it is said prisoners use to be lowered with a rope and condemned living there.

The Bhim Kali temple at Kamru is supposed to have averted several attacks of the Tibetans to reduce the Raja to submission. Human sacrifice was once common. It is said that a man was well fed and supplied with liquor liberally for seven days and on the eighth day he was sacrificed. The District Gazetteer mentions another legend associated with the Bhim Kali deity of Kamru. It is mentioned "The deity in her form of Parvati, the mountain goddess is propitiated and held in high esteem by the prince and peasant alike.

To win her favor and placate her wrath, the people leave nothing untried and no sacrifice is considered great. As such, some significant ceremonies were performed, whenever the raja paid a visit to Kamru. He was carried in a palanquin, preceded by musicians and state officials, and escorted by his subjects.

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