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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
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Maharastra
Kerala
Himachal Pradesh
Tamilnadu

Bengal

Assam
Bihar
Somanatha

KINNAUR

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

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