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Story Of Pal Dynasty And Hadimba Devi In Himachal Pradesh

Hadimba Devi, ancient deity, part goddess, part demoness, benefactress of Pal dynasty and consort of the strongest Pandava, Bhima, has a deep hold over the imagination and piety of Kullu in Himachal Pradesh. There is a story connecting the Pal dynasty and Hadimba Devi.

An alternative history of the Pal dynasty tells of how a brutal chieftain, having developed a fondness for human breast milk, ordered all newborns killed and milk of their mothers brought to him.

This continued until Hadimba Devi found and inspired a young adventurer to rebel, carrying him on her shoulders and proclaiming him the king.