Our latest writing contest on Facebook encouraged people to share an urban legend from their culture. Urban legends are stories passed from generation to generation and are often humorous or scary. Sagar Bhatt had a very interesting story on Nepal. Below you will read Sagar’s story and the edited version in bold.

Sagar Bhatt

I don’t know whether it’s true or not, but this is the story of my own clan and of my shire’s homeland-saelloda ,mahakali region Nepal.

My great great grandfather was a great priest at that time, whose great grandfather was brought by a king of Nepal at that time recent from Banaras, India.
One day when my (G.G.Grand father) was going to a temple at kulaun, he met a demon in between the way.

Demon terrorized him with a desire to eat as a lunch.

But my G.G.Grand father requested demon to let him do worship first in temple and assured demon to eat him when he returns. Demon agreed the provision and let him go. At temple another priest locally called a DHAMI (though there line exists nowadays too) also believed them as messenger of divinity.

When Dhami asked to put a tilak, but my G.G.Grand father explained that there is no benefit of this, because Demon is waiting for me to eat on the way. Then suddenly Dhami started shrugging and give message to my G.G.Grand father to go and if you are killed then believe there is nothing like divinity power.

But if you make to reach your home then it will be an example to humanity about the existence of god. Surprisingly they won and my G.G.Grand father delved him into halldo river and brought the hair beads with himself whose proof of existence was kept in the temple of kanna and till today my parents convince me that they had seen it with their own eyes. Because of which I’m compelled to believe in it, but not completely…

Sagar Bhatt (Edited)

I don’t know whether it’s true or not but this is the story of my own clan. It takes place in my shire’s homeland-saelloda, the Mahakali region Nepal.

My greatgreatgrandfather was a great priest at that time. At the time, his great-grandfather was brought by a king of Nepal from Banaras, India. One day when my (G.G.Grand father) was going to a temple at Kulaun, he met a demon along the way.

The Demon terrorized him with a desire to eat him for lunch.

But my G.G.Grand father requested the demon to let him do the worship first at the temple. He assured the demon to let him eat him when he returns. The Demon agreed to the provision and let him go. At the temple, another local priest called a DHAMI as they are believed to be messengers of divinity. Though, their line exists nowadays too.

When the Dhami was asked to put a tilak, my G.G.Grand father explained that there would be no benefit to this because the Demon is waiting for him. Then suddenly, the Dhami started shrugging and gave my G.G.Grand father the message to go. If you are killed then believe there is nothing like divinity power, the Dhami said.

But if you reach your home, then it will be an example to humanity about the existence of God. Surprisingly, my great-great-grandfather arrived safely and he delved into the Halldo river and brought hair beads with himself whose proof of existence was kept in the temple of Kanna until today.

My parents convinced me that they had seen it with their own eyes. Therefore, I’m compelled to believe it but not completely…

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