Khajji Nag temple

Khajji Nag temple is one of the top attractions in Khajjiar which lies near to the Khajjiar Lake. It is dedicated to the lord of serpents ‘Naga’ due to which many idols of snakes reside here.

It is believed that the temple dates back to the 12th century AD and built by Prithvi Singh, the king of Chamba. This dome-shaped temple is made up of limestone and is a perfect amalgamation of Mughal and Hindu styles of architecture. It stands on wooden posts decked with golden dome and spire as well as wood carvings on the ceilings. It also embraces some image carvings that depict Pandavas defeating the Kauravas in the epic battle of Mahabharata. The sanctum is also carved from wood. Further, the structures of five Pandavas: Yudhishtra, Bhim, Arjun, Nakul, and Sahdev are beautifully engraved in the corners of the mandapam of the temple. The shrine also consists idols of Lord Shiva and Goddess Hadimba.

The traditional practice of goat sacrifice is still observed at this temple.

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