Thursday, March 23, 2023
Himachal Pradesh

Himachal People

Common Customs


The Thatha

This is a custom prevalent in the Kinnaur region and is designed to ward off the evil spirits and ghosts. Even the poorest families celebrate it once in every three or four years. In this, one hundred and eight clay lamps are lit, which symbolically dispel the darkness for the coming period. Then the Lama comes and performs a special puja in the house to the gods known as Vikyu.