Surely, the God live here, this is no place for men, once Rudyard Kipling remarked about SPITI. During winters whole social life is restricted to a limited circle, and completely revolves round monasteries in Spiti. Principal festivals are celebrated in the winter cold months. The villagers go from house to house drinking chhaang and spending the whole night in festivity, Men and women perform group dancing to the accompaniment of asong relating to a story either from spitian history or folklore or the glories of lamaistic worship. The serpentine river SPITI that flows eastward and merged into the Satluj at Khab in Kinnour. Enroute it is fed by several streams, glaciers, Guindinala, Pari Lungbichu, Pin river and Lingti river. Spiti is a cold desert situated in the rain shadow area. SPITI is geologically and Archaeologically a living museum. Spiti spellbound the imagination of travelers and lovers of natural beauty. Spiti’s landscape is spotted with monasteries, chhorten, mani stones and prayer flags and wheels. Every village has its mani or stone dyke on which the prayer, OM MANE PADME HUM, is carved. Spiti is Buddhist dominated area and monks and lamas play a very significant role in society and they enjoy too much respect and obedience from the others.
Mohan Lal Relingpa