Moorang, Kinnaur

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Moorang is a beautiful village located at an altitude of 3591 m above the sea level and situated at the left banks of the river Satluj in Kinnaur. Situated at a distance of around 39 km from Kalpa, this village is popular among tourists for its apricot orchards. This village is also known for its natural beauty and an ancient fort, which is supposed to be constructed by the Pandavas, the mythological characters from the Indian epic, the Mahabharata. This fort offers a splendid view of the Satluj River. The main gate of the fort is reachable via detachable ladder.There are three structures devoted to the local deity known as Urming and these are kept in the cities of Thwaring, Garmang, and Shilling. The ark of the deity remains inside this fort, but during the festivals and other sacred occasions, the ark is taken to these places. The precious ark of the deity is made up of gold, brass and silver and has 18 faces or ‘mukhs’. These 18 mukhs represent the 18 days of the Mahabharata.

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