AT A GLANCE
|Devta Name/Local Name/Vedic Name||Shamshari Mahadev|
|Type (Rishi, Nag, etc)||Shiv|
|Powering Divinity (Jogini)||Kali|
|Associated Devtas||Paneu Naag (son), Deuri Durga (sister), Thakar Patala (brother), Laxmi Narayan Dohvi, Kuijal|
|Annual Fair (attended by which other deity)||Shivratri, Navratre|
|Location||Distance from Kullu||Directions||Stay Options|
|Shamshar||106 km||Banjar-Jalori Pass-Shamshar (near Ani)||Rest houses and hotels at Ani|
A cowherd in the village of Kamand used to go to graze the cattle. One day in the day when he fell asleep one of the cows went to a place named Triveni and left her milk there. When the cow stopped giving milk at home the owner asked the cowherd about the cause. The next day the cowherd followed the cow and saw the scene and told the truth to the owner. In the night the owner had dream in which the devata told him to dig out the stone. He told this to the villagers who then went there and found a shivling. They brought it to the village and founded a temple for him. The devta became famous as Shamshari Mahadev. The devta has six mohras.Three mohras possess inscriptions. Devta travels to Shri Khand, Bachhair Chud, Gadum Chauhla, Naunu, Manikaran on pilgrimage.
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Devta Haariyan is the clan which follows the particular devta or devi – it can be a village or various villages or many parts of the district which follows the devta in functions, fair and festivals etc.