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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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Temples & Legends Of India
Andhrapradesh
Maharastra
Kerala
Himachal Pradesh
Tamilnadu

Bengal

Assam
Bihar
Somanatha

KINNAUR

There are any number of septs of Kanaits or Rajputs, but very few of Brahmins. Fraser did not find any Brahmins and observed that "No Brahmins have ever settled in this district nor will they go there; perhaps the poverty of the country, and the privations necessarily to be suffered during residences there, have deterred these holy men, who usually seem to prefer those places which afford them all the comforts of life Edward Thornton** observed," The religion of Koonawur is Brahminism in the south; in the north, Lamaic Buddhism; in the middle, a mixture of the two systems.

1.. Wilson, Andrew, Abode of Snow.

2. Gerard, A., An account of Koonawur in the Himalaya.

3.Gerard,Lloyd William Alexander, narrative of a journey from Caunpoor t the Boorendo pass in the Himalay Mountains.

4. Punjab State Gazetteer, Simla Hill States, 1910.

5.Hutton, Thomas Lieut, journal of a State tour Kanawar, Hungrung, and Spiti,1838.

6.Fraser, james Ballie, Journal of a Tour through part of the Snowy Range of the Himalay Mountain, and to the sources of the riviers Jamna and Ganges, 1820.

There prevails a regularly graduated transition from one to the other. Thus, Brahmins are not met with beyond Saharun, near the southern boundary, where they officiate at the shrine of the sanguinary female divinity Bhima Kali, to whom, at no remote period, they offered human sacrifices.

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