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Spiritual World

La pachamama es la destinataria de la vida.

The Kolla spiritual world resembles the Aymara's.

The Kolla rituals are kept within their culture and marriage is restricted among them.

Their main ancestral beliefs relate to the Pachamama, mother earth, life giver and organizer of human's life. She knows when, how and why things ought to be the way they are.

Ceremonies for curing illnesses and for petitioning are conducted by a Yatiri, a wise person chosen by the spiritual forces, and whose designation has been communicated in a dream.

Rituals for the community sustenance and welfare are performed on the hills, at the highest altitudes.

Kolla commemorative dates relate to the agricultural cycled as in the celebration of the indigenous New Year by the end of June.