Malana panchayat has imposed a ban on liquor, chicken and eggs in the remote village in Kullu district after the decree issued by the chief deity Jamdagni (Jamlu) Rishi.
No one will sell liquor. However, goat meat has not been prohibited.
The recent fire incident on October 27, in which 16 houses were reduced to ashes, the people had taken refuge in the presiding deity and requested him to protect them from natural calamities.
The president said, “Jamlu Devta gave his verdict through Dev Vani that due to the increasing addiction of alcohol and the use of non-vegetarian food, the sanctity of the sacred place is being disturbed. The rules of deities have been compromised and they are annoyed and to pacify them, it is necessary to improve the conduct.”
A fine of Rs 1,100 will be charged from the offender, if caught consuming alcohol or chicken. If a person is caught selling liquor, chicken or egg, he will be fined Rs 10,000 for the first instance and face social boycott, if caught the second time.