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BHUNTAR, HIMACHAL PRADESH, INDIA
Tuesday, October 17, 2017

A pioneer of the faith.

Since it first introduced Christianity in the region of Ranchi, Jharkhand, India, the Gossener Evangelical Lutheran Church has remained an important bulwark of Protestant Christianity.

468 steps to the hangman’s noose.

Behind one of Ranchi, Jharkhand's popular religious destination lies a grim history of death and execution.
Himachali Temple, Goshal, Manali, Kullu Valley, Temple of Gautam Rishi, Ved Vyas and Kana Naga

The trinity temple of Goshal.

An evolved version of the ancient Kath Kuni form of architecture that originated in Himachal, the trinity temple of Goshal is dedicated to Gautam Maharishi, Ved Vyasa, and the serpent deity, Kana Naga.

Tree temple of the warrior Ghatotkacha.

Born from the union of the Pandava Bhima and Hidimba, a forest dwelling demon princess. Ghatotkacha, a mythical warrior of unrivaled prowess of the epic Mahabharata remains a deity to the people of Himachal well in present days.

Hidimba: An enigmatic goddess of non Vedic origin.

Revered in Kullu as a mother goddess, Hidimba is one of the few deities of non-Vedic origins, still worshiped in a country dominated by Vedic divinities.
Snake worship in India

The temple of Shirgan Naaga.

In a lesser known Himalayan village on the outskirts of Manali is the rarely visited temple of a serpent deity who has his own unique legend in mythology associated with the ancient snake cults of India.