Malana trek for visitors
This place is famous for many reasons like natural beauty, great history and off course most probably the "Malana Cream".
|Malana women making malana cream|
Malana Cream is one of the most Expensive Hashish in the world.
The village is isolated from the rest of the world
It is one of the oldest villages of India.
Origin of Malana cream
|Malana Cannabis crop|
|7-year-old Malana kid making hash|
Many Malana people have sent their children outside the village for good education.
|Wall of jamlu Devta temple|
In spite of several actions of the police, people are still cultivating the cannabis crop in the top and far most area of the village, where it is very difficult for police to reach.
|Kullu poice cutting cannabis plants in Malana|
What do you think about it?
It is the only income source for this village who was isolated from the mainstream since many years.
Malana cream cannabis
Malana culturelets know about its historical and cultural background.
you will find this really interesting that people of Malana have a unique identity.
Some theories states that Malana village was founded by the remnant of Alexander the Great's Army.
Just like Greece Malana people has its own Democracy and Structured parliamentary system.
|Village Meeting in Jamlu Temple|
The local administration of the village is governed by the Council of 11 members which are considered as representatives of their spiritual Devta(Deity) Jamlu Rishi.
|Jamdagni rishi of puranas|
The Decision of village council will be final because this Decision is performed by the local ritual of Deuli,which means taking advice from the Deity jamlu rishi of the village.
This ritual is performed the shamans of the malana village which are also known as Gurs.
let me explain this whole concept in brief.
Concept of Devtas in kulluIn Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh, almost every village has its own Devta or you can say a sacred spirit which is there to protect the village.
These spirits are basically the manifestation of Different attributes of one God.
lets say you are a one god but you have different attributes,sometimes you are happy,angry,sad etc.
These are your different attributes but you are still the very same person.
similarly,these spirits or devtas which people worships are considered as different form of one single entity that is the god.
Each village has Different rules and regulations as guided by their local devta
Every Devta has its own Shaman which is considered as the representative or dalegat of that devta or diety.
It is believed that when these Shamans are in the state of trance, they can communicate with the deity of that village.
That is how the rules of the villages are set in kullu villages, including Malana.
Look at the video trailer of shamans of himalyas and see how these shamans are going in the deep trance mode and connecting with sacred spirits.
The village council of malana is elected by the political system similar to ancient greece thats why Malana is often called as the Athens of Himalayas.
History of Malana
This is one side of the theory there is another theory regarding this point.
Descendant of Alexander
|Walls of jamlu temple|
No outsider can touch the walls of lord jamlu temple which is their supreme deity.
Oldest democracy of the world
There is a goden statue of Akbar in the malana village which he has offered as a gift of gesture to the lord jamlu.
Malana village was socially Isolated from the rest of the world since 1996.
All the dispute and problems were used to solved by the local authorities of the village.
But with the advent of time govt. of India began to modernize the village by providing schools, roads, electricity and health care to the village.
But still now, Malana people settle their disputes in the court of god jamlu in a proper democratic way.
Documentary on Malana village
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