Devta Name/Local Name/Vedic Name Jamdagni Rishi/ Jamlu
Type (Rishi, Nag, etc) Rishi
Powering Divinity (Jogini) Koli
Associated Devtas Mahamai (Renuka)
Annual Fair (attended by which other deity) Fagdi-Shravan (Malashta Shaun)
In Shoun mela, Raja Ghepan of Lahaul, Jamlu
Malana, Jamlu Hawai Shiyah, Shringa Rishi
Dussehra Participation/Place Kullu


Location Distance from Kullu Directions Stay Options Key Contact
Malana 55 km Kullu-Bhuntar-Jaree-
Forest Rest House Jaree/ MPCL Rest
House Jaree
Brestu (Kardar)


Malana is an ancient village with its unique culture. Ghepan Devta of Lahaul is the brother of Devta Jamlu. The Devta
comes to Kullu during Dussehra but does not cross river Beas and stays near Kharahal Dobhi on the left side of the river.
Jamlu travels to Manikaran and Rudr Nag on pilgrimage. Animal sacrifice is practiced. One lamb is sacrificed to Akbar
the Great in Islamic tradition. No outsider can enter the temple or touch it. Jamlu has no rath but has symbols. There are
two big swords of the Devta, Chander Has and Tunda Has. Legend has it that Devta Jamlu came from Tibet to Hansa in
Spiti and then crossed Hamta Pass to enter Beas Valley and then crossed Chander Khani Pass to reach Malana. Jamlu
had 1775 bigha land in his name prior to coming in force of the tenancy and land reforms laws.