Post the festivities of Makar Sankranti (a festival of Hindu Community), an eerie silence casts its spell over some villages in Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh. The reason is unique as is the custom. Let us dwell more into this topic.
The temple and its unique architecture and cultural ambiance of the hills have always attracted visitors towards it. In this hill state of Himachal Pradesh, some villages in Kullu maintain a tradition where all means of communication including radio, television are shut for around 45 days. Even mobile phones are put on silent mode.
A unique Tradition
It is said that in the Devbhoomi Himachal Pradesh some villages in Kullu maintain this tradition as they believe that Gods are meditating and nothing should be done which disturbs their schedule. Not even the bells in the temples are rung nor do the villagers venture into their fields to carry out the agriculture operations.
Such is the devotion that these villagers cut them from the rest of the world and maintain minimum communication with the outer world, least the Gods are disturbed. This ritual is obeyed even today and it is said that it is God’s will that they should not be disturbed in any way.
The local Gods of the region including Gautam rishi (sage), Beas Rishi and Naag Devta have given this instruction to the villagers and thus all forms of communication that could disturb their religious schedule have been shut.
It is heartening to see that even in this technological era, even the young population of this region obediently obeys these rules and acts accordingly. These rules apply in nine villages of Manali region which fall in its Ujhi Valley. These villages are Goshal, Kothi, Solang, Palchan, Ruyuard, Shanag, Bryua, Kulang and Majach.
It is for such reasons only that this Hill State tucked away in the Northern belt of India is known as Devbhoomi or Lands of God.
Plan a visit to this unique region and explore its unique culture, religion and cuisine. You will definitely have many memories to take back from Devbhoomi Himachal Pradesh.