Tuesday, May 30, 2023
Himachal Pradesh

Himachal People

Common Customs

The Doom

A revolt by the subject of a particularly cruel or ruthless local Rana or Raja is known as 'Doom'. To attract the royal attention to their grievances the people in the area struck work and departed peacefully into the nearby forest, which brought all activity in the region to a standstill and forced the ruler to take measures to redress their grievances. This custom was always followed peacefully and there was no violence of any kind.