An Artist Making the Kirmir Monster

Maguelone Dunoyer and Charles20-26 Feb, 2019

Evolve Foundation

Evolve Foundation
Dehradun, India

There is a popular tale of a monster called Kirmir, who was deeply dreaded by the Jaunsari community. To appease the monster, they made a rule - that on the 6th day of every month, they will give him a goat and a man. The monster agreed. Huna Bhatt who was the priest of the village sacrificed his six out of seven sons to the monster. His wife wanted to save the seventh child from the monster, so she started worshipping Mahasu. Pleased by her devotion, the god helped her, and she decided to make a temple to worship God Mahasu (or Mahasu Devta) which is now known as Mahasu Devta temple.

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  • Title: An Artist Making the Kirmir Monster
  • Creator: Maguelone Dunoyer, Charles
  • Date Created: 20-26 Feb, 2019
  • Location: Tauli Budh village, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India
  • Type: Wall Paintings
  • Contributor: Students from Hopetown Girls School; Dehradun
  • Medium: Wall Paints
  • Project: "Kahaani" is one of the world's first movement of curating stories and impacting lives by painting culture and history on the walls of villages. Through this first phase of the project, "Kahaani" focuses on reviving the vanishing folklore of the Jaunsar community. Artist from India and abroad painted the walls of houses and a school of Tauli Bhud village in Jaunsar.