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Dharmārth Grants

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This appendix section of the book Western Himalayan Temple Records contain appendice that presents dharmārth grants by the state. After merging the Chambā state in the union of India, the Himachal Pradesh administration assumed the responsibility of endowing the religious establishments, as was done by the Rājā of Chambā, by providing limited money as 'Grant-in-Aid' for 'Charitable Ceremonies and Dharmārth' to certain Chambā shrines and festivities. This section presents a table based on the copy of a letter from the Under-Secretary to the Himachal Pradesh administration and addressed to the administrator of Chambā, who managed the disbursement of money to various shrines and festivities, details the sanctioned budget and expenditure, as allocated to various shrines and festivals, by the district administration as in 1959 and 1961.

Keywords: Chambā state; dharmārth; Rājā of Chambā; western himalayan temple records



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