About the Book
Some ancient Pali works mention that there lived Kinnaras and Kinnaris on the banks of river Chandrabhaga. The river Chandrabhaga originates in Lahul. This name was given to the river at its head. It has a vedic name as Asikni which it received at its end where it joins with river Sindhu. Kinnaras are an ancient people who lived in the Himalayas. Scholars have identified the people of Kinnaur, an area situated adjacent to Lahul, as Kinnaras. The Kinnauri language has affinities with some languages of Lahul and that of Malana in Kullu. These people may be presumed as living in the area since ancient times.