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Nagni Temple

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Nagni Temple is a religious place and a famous tourist destination that is located in the beautiful state of Himachal Pradesh. It is a Temple that is dedicated to the Goddess of Snakes, Nagni. This famous Temple is a short distance from Pathankot, Himachal Pradesh, and is visited by a huge number of people during August. It can be visited all around the year, but the most auspicious time is the Badrapad month, as the Annual Fair is held during that time.

Legends of Nagni Temple

Nagni Temple

There are many legends related to the Temple. Devotees believe that the water originates from where the Goddess resides. A snake bite can be cured by drinking this water and applying the mud in the Temple.

Hence, those bitten by a snake often come to this Temple and drink water while applying the mud. These people also get cured fully, which is a miracle in itself.

Nurpur, a nearby place, is also known for its silk production. There are many varieties of silk produced here. The place looks beautiful as snow-capped mountains are visible from here. The Dalhousie hill station is just 3 hours from here; this also becomes the reason for tourist attraction.

The Architecture of the Nagni Temple

The shrine of the Goddess is beautiful to have a glance at. The idol of the Goddess stays inside, from which water secretly flows. This seems like a miracle because no water pipeline is found underneath. The Nagni Temple is an enchanting shrine with a beautiful idol of the Goddess inside the sanctum. Even though there is no water source below the idol, it secretes water and thus is considered a powerful deity by the locals and those visiting the shrine. Close by the Temple is a spring that is believed to have great healing powers.

The premises of the Temple is beautiful and has a peaceful atmosphere. Since it is a famous tourist spot, it has many gift shops, fast food shops, and also shops that sell Prasad. There is a special type of sweet offering called the Anderesse, which is a pudding made of rice and is a must-have.

Festivals of Nagni Temple

The Mela Nagni is one of the grandest celebrations not just in this Temple but in the entire Nurpur city of Himachal Pradesh. It is celebrated every Saturday during the Shravan and Bhadrapada months of the Hindu Calendar. Thousands of visitors from the neighbouring States of Jammu Kashmir, Punjab, and Himachal Pradesh come to this fair that is held every Year. There is no offseason for this Temple, and this Sacred place can be visited throughout the Year. So there is nothing like a specific period to visit this place, and it can be visited on any day of the year.

Benefits of the Nagni Temple

The Nagni Mata Temple, which is located a short distance from Pathankot, is famous. The Temple dedicated to Goddess Nagni, who is the queen of vipers and poisonous snakes, is visited by thousands of devotees every Year. It is not just humans but snakes who visit here and pay their respect to the Goddess. For this reason, she is the Goddess of snakes.

The devotees from nearby places come to get blessed by Nagni. The Temple is said to have many healing powers. Those who come to visit this Temple miraculously get cured of many diseases. As per devotees, even deadly snake bites get healed when they take a dip in the spring water that is located nearby.

There is no particular time to visit the Temple; it can be visited throughout the year. In August, a fair happens on Saturday and is attended by thousands of devotees.

How To Reach Nagni Temple?
By Air

The nearest airport to Nagni Temple is Pathankot airport. The Temple is about 37 km from the airport, and you can take a cab to reach it.

By Rail

Nurpur is the nearest city to the Nagni Temple. So the Nurpur Road Railway station and the Talara Railway station are the stations that are nearby to this Temple. If there are no trains at this station, you can also choose the Jammu Tawi Railway station, which is a major railway station with trains arriving from many cities. It is about 115 km away, and one can take a cab or an auto to reach the temple.

By Road

The best way to reach the temple by road is to get to Pathankot. It is well-connected to many cities. The Maharana Pratap Inter State Bus Terminal is the main stop. There are many deluxe and super-deluxe buses to Pathankot. You can also avail of the services of private buses. One can also drive to this as the roads, and the highways are in good condition. Since the visibility decreases as the day progress, hire a driver who knows the place.

Timings of Nagni Temple

The Nagni Temple is open from 6:00 am to 9:00 pm on all days.

S No Day/Temple Pooja Timing Timings
1 Monday 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
2 Tuesday 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
3 Wednesday 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
4 Thursday 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
5 Friday 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6 Saturday 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
7 Sunday 6:00 am - 9:00 pm

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