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  1. Yes, Kalasha or Kalash is a religion. The Kalasha or Kalash religion exists in the Chitral District of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province in Pakistan known for their unique ancient religion and culture. In the Kalasha religion, has numerous gods including Dezau as their creator deity and Balumain as theirRead more

    Yes, Kalasha or Kalash is a religion. The Kalasha or Kalash religion exists in the Chitral District of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province in Pakistan known for their unique ancient religion and culture.

    In the Kalasha religion, has numerous gods including Dezau as their creator deity and Balumain as their cultural hero. Sajigor and Jestak, two gods associated with nature are also worshipped. Goats hold special significance in this religious tradition and appear throughout houses, pillars, and altars as well as playing an integral role in the Chawmos festival where their image can be imprinted onto bread for important rituals.

    Kalasha religion women are different from other religions in that they are free to marry freely with men of other families and even marry outside their community, though this practice is rare. Additionally, they engage in many community activities, such as intra-communal bonding and sharing events as well as Kalasha festivals and traditions.

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  1. Kalash tribe key beliefs and practices are include: 1. Polytheism: The Kalash tribe believe in multiple deities and spirits, so they are polytheistic. They have images of gods and goddesses that they worship and offer sacrifices too. 2. Nature Worship: The Kalash people have a strong connection withRead more

    Kalash tribe key beliefs and practices are include:

    1. Polytheism: The Kalash tribe believe in multiple deities and spirits, so they are polytheistic. They have images of gods and goddesses that they worship and offer sacrifices too.

    2. Nature Worship: The Kalash people have a strong connection with nature. They believe that spirits reside in natural elements such as trees, rivers, mountains, and animals. Many of their rituals and festivals are centered around nature.

    3. Ancestor Worship: The Kalash people respect their ancestors and believe that the spirits of the deceased continue to play a role in their lives. Ancestral spirits are believed to protect the living and are honored during various rituals.

    4. Festivals and Rituals: The Kalash tribe are known for their colorful festivals and rituals. The two most famous festivals are the “Chilimjushi” in spring and the “Uchal” in autumn. These festivals involve dancing, singing, feasting, and various rituals aimed at seeking blessings from the deities and ensuring good fortune for the community.

    5. Sacrifices: Animal sacrifices are an basic part of Kalash religious practices. Sacrifices are made to appease the gods and spirits, particularly during festivals and other significant events.

    6. Social Structure: The Kalash society is divided into different castes, and religious specialists called “Jestak” and “Besa” hold important roles. They serve as intermediaries between the community and the spiritual world, performing rituals, leading ceremonies, and providing guidance.

    7. Oral Traditions: The Kalash religion and cultural practices are passed down through oral traditions, stories, and songs. They do not have written scriptures but rely on verbal transmission of their beliefs and history.

    It is important to note that the Kalash culture and religion have faced challenges due to external influences, including the dominant Muslim culture in Pakistan. Over time, the Kalash community has experienced some degree of conversion to Islam. Which has led to concerns about the preservation of their distinct identity and practices.

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  1. No, Kalash are not Muslims. Kalash are a unique group of people residing in the Kalash Valley in Chitral district of Pakistan. They practice a religion known as Kalash religion or Kalash mythology. Which is around the worship of various deities, spirits, and nature. Kalash people have been facing cuRead more

    No, Kalash are not Muslims. Kalash are a unique group of people residing in the Kalash Valley in Chitral district of Pakistan. They practice a religion known as Kalash religion or Kalash mythology. Which is around the worship of various deities, spirits, and nature.

    Kalash people have been facing cultural and religious challenges due to their distinct practices and beliefs. Kalash have often been a subject of fascination for researchers and tourists due to their unique cultural identity.

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  1. According to the 2017 survey, the largest religious group in Pakistan is Islam, practiced by approximately 96.47% of the population. The second largest religious group is Hinduism, practiced by about 2.14% of the population. The third largest religious group is Christianity, practiced by about 1.27%Read more

    According to the 2017 survey, the largest religious group in Pakistan is Islam, practiced by approximately 96.47% of the population. The second largest religious group is Hinduism, practiced by about 2.14% of the population. The third largest religious group is Christianity, practiced by about 1.27% of the population. Other religious groups include AhmadiyyatSikhismBahai, and others.

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    The religion of the people of Chitral is culturally and religiously diverse. The main religion in Chitral is Islam, with the majority of the population being Sunni Muslims. However, other religious and cultural groups exist in Chitral. One of the most notable group in Chitral is the Kalash people. TRead more

    The religion of the people of Chitral is culturally and religiously diverse. The main religion in Chitral is Islam, with the majority of the population being Sunni Muslims. However, other religious and cultural groups exist in Chitral. One of the most notable group in Chitral is the Kalash people. They practice a distinct polytheistic religion the religion even exist before the arrival of Islam.

    The Kalash are also known for their unique culture, beliefs, and practices, which include various rituals and festivals centered around their religion. In addition to Sunni Islam and the Kalash religion, there are also some Ismaili Muslims in Chitral. Ismailism is a branch of Shia Islam, and the Ismaili community has a significant presence in various parts of the world, including Chitral.

    Overall, while the majority of the population in Chitral follows Sunni Islam, the presence of the Kalash people with their polytheistic beliefs and the Ismaili Muslim community adds to the religious and cultural diversity of the region.

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