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AT A GLANCE

Devta Name/Local Name/Vedic Name Pujalka / Pujali Ri Devi / Maa Panchalika
Type (Rishi, Nag, etc) Durga
Powering Divinity (Jogini) Shoor Batal, Bahu, Shikari
Associated Devtas Narayan (Chalahar) Kotlu (Pujali) Veer (Baloli) Chhoi (Koki)
Manshani Beer (Baloli) Shankhani (Balad) Ansar (Panula)
Annual Fair (attended by which other deity) Hoom Vaishakh mein, Jaulai (Jaith) Bagi Tandi Mela (Bhado)
Faryaut (Manghar) Fagli (Phalgun mein)
Devta Balu Naag
Dussehra Participation/Place Kullu


QUICK FACTS

Location Distance from Kullu Directions Stay Options Key Contact
Village Pujali,
Gram Panchayat
Khabal
74 km Kullu-Banjar-Pujali Rest Houses/Hotels
at Banjar
Dhani Ram Sharma,Kardar/
Jagdish Chand, Goor
94590-17566
994592-48097



HIGHLIGHTS

Once Dogharu Brahmin of village Poojali went to Drang to bring salt. On returning, statue of Mahishasurmardini sat in his ‘Kilta’ (Basket). Due to which his ‘Kilta’ filled of salt got light and he moved ahead from all of his companions. While on reaching Thogi Doghari, when he relaxed, in the mean time an etherial voice from sky came that Devi has arrived in his ‘Kilta’. For the welfare of people, let she be established here. Immediately, when Dogharu Brahmin put his ‘Kilta’ downward, he found a very big statue of Mahishasurmardini. Then people constructed a store in Thogi and build a temple and established the statue in village Poojali and started worship.