Dev Aadesh in Himachal, villagers stay silent for 42 days

Dev Aadesh has been implemented in about 9 villages in Manali, Himachal. This order has come into force from the morning of Makar Sankranti i.e. 14 January, which will continue for 42 days. It is believed in Gaushala village of Kullu district that the deity Gautam Vyas Rishi and Kanchan Nag Devta go for penance these days.

What is Dev Aadesh?

During Dev Aadesh, The people of the village do not make noise for the deities to get a peaceful environment. During this, neither the worship is done in the temples, nor the bell rings, nor do people cook food in the cooker in their homes. There is no noise in these villages, so even the radio and TV are switched off during this time.

On Monday, after filtering the soil, soil paste will be applied in the pindi of the deity. When the deities return after 42 days, it will be removed. After removing the soil, the thing that came out of that coating indicates the future for the villagers. If the flower comes out then it is a sign of something auspicious. If an apple leaf comes out, it is a sign of a good apple harvest, when coal is released it signals Arson, kumkum means more marriages, stone and sand means a sign of floods and human hair is considered inauspicious.

There is a festive atmosphere in the village when the kumkum is released. Due to the order of God, these rules are applicable in Goshal, Kothi, Solang, Palchan, Ruad, Kulang, Shanag, Barua and Mazach of the valley.

There are different types of customs related to Makar Sankranti in the whole country. Dev Aadesh is one of them. This festival brings new zeal to the whole country. The different traditions associated with Makar Sankranti give a glimpse of the diverse culture of India.

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