Shangarh is a very beautiful place in the Sanj valley of distt. Kullu. Nature has groomed the religious site of Shangarh. The Shangarh ground is spread over 128 hectares. Shangarh in Sainj Valley of Kullu Himachal Pradesh has a unique tradition as well
The district headquarter is about 60 km from Kullu, the village of Shangarh and ground is at the end of Sainj valley.
The people of Shangarh consider the Gods and Goddesses as paramount, they do very well to preserve the ancient culture. Although Shangarh has remained untouched from the point of view of tourism, the beauty here has the potential to fascinate any visitor.
This land is in the name of the deity: –
The land of Shangarh village and the land of Shangarh ground belong to Shangchul Mahadev, the deity of this place, where half of the deity’s land is given to other deities, including Brahmins, priests, mujaras, bajantri and gur’s. At the same time, half of the area is kept empty as a ground.
According to Dev vani, during the princely period, this area of Saraj was under the rule of the Busahari king. Once when the Bushehari king came to this ground here, he was stopped by a five-faced snake. Then the king asked his negi who are these. This has given me a feeling of Devshakti.
Then Negi said that this is God of this place Shangchul Mahadev. In this way, the deity impressed the king with his power. As per the suggestions of his chief Karkoon, the king gave all the land visible from his place to the deity, which is still in the name of the deity.
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The king has kept only one stone throne there for himself, which still exists. This place is called a princely place. The locals call it the Rayati land. In 2016, when King Virbhadra Singh came here, he sat here on this throne. He becomes emotional while seating here and said that this is the place of our ancestors.
Actually there are many Devasthals in this ground. Where many gods and goddesses come for the purification, including Manushi of Shanshar and Brahma, Lakshmi Mata of Kanun and Usha, mother of Lapah. In Patahara village adjoining the Maidan, there is a complete ban on any type of fighting, squatting and noise.
History is also related to Pandavas: –
According to the local people, the Pandavas had also spent some time in Shangarh during the exile. So they have prepared the field by filtering the soil to cultivate paddy in Shangarh. Even today, not a single pebble-stone is found in this ground. Those fields still remain the same as the vast Shangarh plain.
Spread over 128 hectares, there are dense cedar trees around the Shangarh ground, which adds to its beauty. There are many shrines in this ground.
How to reach Shangarh in Sainj Valley of Kullu
To reach Shangarh, you have to reach from Mandi to Aut via National Highway 21 in Himachal Pradesh.
The distance between Mandi to Aut is about 41 kilometers. It takes about an hour and five minutes to reach the aut from Mandi via National Highway 21. From Aut go to Larji Sainz Road. Sainz from Aut is about 18 kilometers away.
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Turn left from Larji and enter to Sainz Valley. The views changed completely as we reached Neuli village. The greenery is all around and the Sainj river looks very beautiful. Chandigarh is 7,5 km from Sainj Valley. This valley includes the Great Himalayan Park.
There are also homestay facilities for staying here. But if you want a good hotel, for this you will have to travel back to Kullu or Mandi.
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