Hallan Valley is a gem off the road from Naggar, Himachal Pradesh. You could view the old Kathkuni architectures homes, meet with villagers, a quaint little home museum owned by one family. This family also runs a home-stay that is becoming more popular in India that is, Bharat.
What is unique about this place is that the villagers are connected to the town Malana at Parvati Valley where they pray to Jamlu/Jamdagni deity/Rishi. The Temple is not open to public.
Women were not allowed near the temple and inside the temple at Hallan Valley, there was no murti or deity. As we all know, every temple has a murti or idol representing the deity. The temple is also adorn with the goats or rams head which we saw at Hidimba temple. You may read about Hidimba temple from my Knowledge Center.
You have to trek up to get to the village of Hallan Valley. They grow their own vegetables and have their own apple orchard.
The Hallan Valley linked to the town Malana is known for the oldest democracy of their own and now they are more relaxed and access to Malana town is by trekking for up to 2 to 3 hours. This is also the place for malana cream. The shrubs grow at Malana. As I have seen Hallan Valley, I did not visit Malana.
Malana village, is known or believed to be home of the descendants of Alexander the Great. It is informed as mini Israel of India though I did not sight any Israeli at Hallan Valley.
The inhabitants of Malana believe in Jamlu Rishi who is a local deity. It is stated that a sage (Jamlu Rishi) also known as Jamdagni Rishi once inhabited the land and laid the foundation of democracy which is still at work and a functional parliament.
Lord Parashuram is the 6th avatar of Vishnu and is the son of Rishi Jamdagni and wife Renuka and the great-grandson of Rishi Bhrigu, who wrote Bhrigusamhita (astrological details).
Lord Parshuram’s parents were great spiritual achievers; his warrior Mother Renuka devi had command over the water elements and his father Jamdagni over fire.
It is unknown if the Israel people practice Sanatana Dharma or followers of Jesus at Malana. I asked the villagers at Hallan Valley and they said they are Hindu. There are historical evidence of Jesus being in India learning the vedas and provided healing to his people when he started his ministry.
As a person with knowledge of both Gita and Bible, it was important to have a balanced view.
I thought I will connect these dots related to this Hallan valley and Malana town. There’s definitely more things going on at this valley and at Malana.
The valley has a beautiful view and runs on natural resources.