ANANT BALU NAAG

Anant Balu Naag

AT A GLANCE

Devta Name/Local Name/Vedic Name Anant Balu Naag / Laxman (brother of Lord Ram)
Type (Rishi, Nag, etc) Naag
Powering Divinity (Jogini) Bahu Jogni, Shikari Mata
Associated Devtas Chienu Narayan Chethar, Devi Panchali Pujali,Varun Devta Sheelah Chalahan
Annual Fair (attended by which other deity) Chech Mela, Fairs are held in Ashad (June/July)Shravan (July/August) Diwali are main festivals.Varun Devta (Jahal) completes the Mela.
Dussehra articipation/Place Kullu


QUICK FACTS

Location Distance from Kullu Directions Stay Options Key Contact
Village Tandi, Gram Panchayat Shikari Ghat 61 km Kullu-Banjar-Chethar 2 km on foot Rest House, Hotel at Banjar Khyali Ram, Kardar/ Alam
Chand, Goor 9917702732




HIGHLIGHTS

According to Dev Bhartha, in the beginning of this universe, in the country of Sati (Himalayan Mountain) there lived a demon named Pouni Dauint. He was always troubling Devtas. Anant Balu Nag who lived in nether world came and killed the demon in just two and half seconds. After that, he made his residence on a ‘Kandhe’ (mountain) and created a water pond there. From there Balu Naag moved to a very holy and divine place called Balon passing through Himsoo, Maansarovar, Bharmour, Pingalasar, Winglasar, Sheshdhara, Kamrooah, Shikaree, Jogipathar, Deo Kandha, Balkhol Khoohan and Khanethi. It is said that in this region at Tandi there lived Mehta family. Devta appeared in the form of a hermit and expressed his desire to have food. Mehta’s wife through called her husband who was going to fetch wood from the forest. Hermit had food and stayed there for the night. Early morning, Mehta saw that there was plenty of wood in his courtyard and the hermit was disappeared. Mehta then heard a voice: ‘I am very pleased with your hospitality and want to live here only.’Devta transformed into a Pindi and ordered Mehta to build his temple at Baalo.