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Introduction The state of Himachal Pradesh is located in the midst of the snow-laden Himalayas. It is named thus because of its location: him is derived from the Sanskrit word for ‘snow’, and achal means ‘land’ or ‘abode’. According to ancient Indian mythology, the Himalayas were born from the…
The concept of demigods, or devtas, is ancient and is prevalent across the Himalayan region. The belief that these demigods rule over the land as owners, and take care of the people and their possessions, has led to a unique cultural system in the region. Traditionally, demigod worship is based…
Kullu Dussehra is an annual event that happens in the month of October in the Kullu town of Himachal Pradesh. The objective of this research is to document the unique structure of the Devi-Devta system in Kullu district and how this culminates into a large religious and social festival.