View of Mahasu Devta and Kirmir Monster Paintings

Shenali and Sudarshan Juyal20-26 Feb, 2019

Evolve Foundation

Evolve Foundation
Dehradun, India

There is a popular tale of a monster called Kirmir. People of Jaunsar were afraid of Kirmir. 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 was the priest of the village and gave six sons to the monster out of his seven sons. His wife wanted to save the seventh child from the monster, and 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). And this temple is now known as Mahasu Devta temple.


  • Title: View of Mahasu Devta and Kirmir Monster Paintings
  • Creator: Shenali, Sudarshan Juyal
  • Date Created: 20-26 Feb, 2019
  • Location: Tauli Budh village, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India
  • Type: Wall Paintings
  • 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.

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