Bhairon is taken to be a manifestation of Lord Siva and it is intriguing that
just under the shadow of the great Kinnar Kailash Mountain the abode of Siva the icon of a
manifestation of Siva is left neglected. The, village Morang at a distance of about 262
kilometers from Simla on the left bank of the Sutlaj river has a local deity, Urmig. There
are three structures dedicated to this deity, which are empty. The ark of this deity
remains in the old fort at the village believed to be built by the Pandavas.
The fort has a square structure and its main
gate is approachable by a detached ladder. From this fort the sacred ark is taken out on
auspicious days. The ark contains eighteen mukhas of silver, a little gold and brass. The
eighteen mukhas are said to represent the eighteen days of the great epic of Mahabharata.
Animal sacrifices were very common till a few decades back.
This deity has also mouth piece who Utters
chironing. The legend of this deity is that it was once human and in a fight Urmig killed
his opponent Dharam Chand and established his rule. In a fair held in the mouth of
Vaisakha there used to be a procession headed by the deity and followed by a biar in
memory of the victory of Urmig over Dharam Chand. This fair is no longer held