Don’t make noise! Gods are in deep meditation
SHIMLA- Residents of 10 hamlets located on the outskirts of this picturesque tourist resort, some 250 km from the state capital, don’t allow anyone to make noise — in this time of the year. They themselves have stopped listening to music, watching television and doing even household chores that make noise. They believe this will disturb the mediating deities.
The temple of Gautam Rishi, Ved Vyas Rishi and Kanchan Nag, a serpent deity, is located in Goshal village, four kilometres from upper Manali. It is closed to the public every year during Makar Sankranti. The temple will be reopened when the deities return from their 42-day sojourn. During this period, no religious ceremony is performed in the temple.