of the godlings have temples with declining prestige. Nabo village said to have been set
up by one Nab in the service of a Raja of Tibet in the midst of beautiful Hangrang Valley,
has the village deity Deodom and several other idols in a temple. Prayer wheels are kept
in other structures and water is offered in seven cups every night. Namgya village in
pargana Shua on the left bank of Sutlaj River has four local godlings Dabla, Chola,
Bushahru, Kuldeo Narain.
The village Puh, in pargana Shua has also the local deity Dabla
but without any temple. The small idol is adorned with yak-tail-hair and long pieces of
coloured cloth. The entire piece is called Fobrang. The village Sangrang also in pargana
Shua has the village deity Yulsa in a temple. There is an ark with a dozen marks for the
deity and the deity is taken out to houses of illness or where a son is born. Animal
sacrifice,to this deity has beenabandoned. These local deities appear to be fading out.
Some of them are Buddhist in origin and some Hindu.
Nages another local deity is located at village Sapni in
pargana Rajgram, tahsil Sangle. The deity has thirty-four masks. In the worship incense is
burnt, eight lamps are lit and flowers and water are offered. Puja is offered twice daily.
The masks are stowed away when no worship is performed. Animal sacrifice is not prevalent
here. Once in a fortnight worship is offered to Kali or to Kailash on behalf of Nages.