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Monday, April 20, 2015

Garhwali Folk Tales about Kandoliya Deity Temple, Pauri City

Garhwali Folk Tales, Fables, Traditional Stories, Community Narratives -100  

  Compiled and Edited by: Bhishma Kukreti (Management Training Expert)

          (Based on Narration by Hema Uniyal, Kedarkhand, page 140)
  Kandoliya Temple is situated above Pauri City at 1800 Meter High.
         There are two folk tales famous about Kandoliya Temple. Kandoliya Deity is supposed to be deity of Judgment.
         One of old folklores state that Deity Kandoliya is Kshetrapal and is brother of Gana Beerbhadra that was born after destruction of Yagya of Daksha.  
  Another more popular folktale states the following stories about Kandoliya Temple.
        Long back a Dungariyal Negi of Pauri village married to a Kumaon Girl. Kumaon girl had great Faith on Goril/Goral/Gwil deity of Judgment. After marriage she was feeling loneliness because of not having Goril deity near her to worship. She brought an idol of Goril from her mother’s village in Kandi (wood stick basket). She established the Golu or Goril deity idol in Panchayt Chauk of Pauri village. The Deity became famous as Kandoliya Dibta.
         After some time, Golu /Goril/Gwill deity came in dream of a Negi of Pauri City and told him that He (deity) was felling suffocation at lower altitude. In dream, Golu Deity ordered the person to shift His temple on top of Pauri hill. Villagers shifted Kandoliya Temple on top of Pauri Village (now city).
  Now, three days celebration is there every year in Kandoliya Temple.

Copyright @ Bhishma Kukreti 18/4//2015 for review and interpretation

                                 References

1-Bhishma Kukreti, 1984, Garhwal Ki Lok Kathayen, Binsar Prakashan, Lodhi Colony, Delhi 110003, 
2- Bhishma Kukreti 2003, Salan Biten Garhwali Lok Kathayen, Rant Raibar, Dehradun
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