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ka·lash

 (kŭ′lŭsh) also ka·la·sha (-lŭsh-ə)
n. Hinduism
A vessel used in rituals, especially a sacred water vessel.

[Hindi kalaś, water pot, from Sanskrit kalaśaḥ.]
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The Kalash people lead an isolated life in the mountainous regions of Chitral.
He said the manpower was the largest and most precious asset of Chitral whose potential should be utilised to the full so they could come forward and exploit the natural resources bestowed upon Chitral in the form of its unique topography, rich and diverse culture, including that of primitive Kalash people, mines and minerals, agriculture and hydropower.
On the arrival of the guests, Kalash people presented them colorful cloak as traditional gift of community.
On the arrival of DC Chitral Kalash people presented them colorful cloak as traditional gift of community.
Earlier in the day, the Kalash people sprinkled milk on their deities and prayed for the good fortune.
The Kalash people, including men, women and children in groups along with their goats and sheep go to the fields and green pastures.
Earlier, the Kalash people sprinkled milk on their deities and prayed for the good fortune.
The Kalash people wear new dresses and prepare various dishes to welcome the spring.
According to the data, the population of Kalash people stands at 4,100, but they are the major tourist attraction in the region despite their dwindling population.
The Kalash people take a procession to a high plateau which is located outside to the village in Balangkuru and they pray to the Creator and this is where the long night of dancing begins.
As the legend goes, Kalash people trace their lineage to Alexander the Great, whose army conquered Hindukush region around 2,000 years ago.
The Kalash people are living in Bumborate, Birir and Rumbur valleys of Chitral District.