Devta Name/Local Name/Vedic Name Shamshari Mahadev / 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
Dussehra Participation/Place Kullu


Location Distance from Kullu Directions Stay Options Key Contact
Shamshar 106 km Banjar-Jalori Pass-Shamshar (near Ani) Rest houses and hotels at Ani Santosh Kumar, Kardar / Anup Ram, Goor


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 devata became famous as Shamshari Mahadev. The devta has six mohras of ashtdhatu. The main mohra is named as shivbrahma- vishnu.Three mohras possess inscriptions. Devta travels to Shri Khand, Bachhair Chud, Gadum Chauhla, Naunu, Manikaran on pilgrimage.