Vasukinag Temple, Bhaderwah, Doda, Jammu & Kashmir
Vasukinag Temple is an ancient structure which is built in the 11th century.
(Last Updated on : 03-12-2015)
Vasukinag Temple is dedicated to snake
god, is located at Bhaderwah
in Doda district
of Jammu and Kashmir
. The idol is mysteriously standing of its own without any support. Vasuki Nag is the presiding deity of Bhaderwah and there are four Vasuki Nag temples in Bhaderwah: one at Gatha, second at Nalthi, third at Bheja and fourth at Nagar, Bhaderwah, which is greatly revered amongst the local Hindu
Features of Vasukinag Temple
This brilliant temple enshrines a single stone piece idol of Vasukinag and Raja Jamute Vahan. Vasuki is the snake God, eldest son of Kashyapa
and Kadru, similar to Sheshnag. It is a marvellous piece of art and sculpture of the region. The idols at the Vasuki Nag at Bhaderwah are one of the most spectacular works of ancient art of sculpture in Jammu and Kashmir. The two idols of Nagraj Vasuki and Raja Jamute Vahan are made of black stone which stands at an angle of 87 degree without any support from either side.
Festivals at Vasukinag Temple
A 3-day yearly Kailash Yatra
of Bhaderwah starts only after the ritual puja at this temple. People from far and near come to visit the temple and offer their homage to Lord Vasuki, considered incredibly sacred in Hindu mythology.
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