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Nag Devta Temples In Uttarakhand - उत्तराखंड में नाग देवता के मंदिर

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उत्तराखंड की धरती जहाँ पर देवी देवताओ का वास स्थान है ! जहाँ ऋषि मुनियों ने अनेक तप एव साधनाये की है !  यह धरती महान है ! जहाँ पर पग -२ देवी देवताओ के मंदिर है !

जहाँ उत्तराखंड मे जगत माता भगवती एव महादेव और अन्य देवी देवताओ के मंदिर है वही दूसरी और भगवान् विष्णु की शैया बने शेषनाग और अन्य नाग देवता के बहुत मंदिर है !

यहाँ पर हम उत्तराखंड के धरती में विभिन्न जगहों पर नाग देवता के मंदिरों के बारे मे जानकारी देंगे !

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एम.एस. मेहता /M S Mehta 9910532720:


The hill of Karkotaka is supposed to be named after Karkotaka, a mythical cobra. The hill is famous for its Nag temple in the region and on every Rishi Panchami thousands of people visit the temple and worship the Nag Karkotaka Maharaj. This is one of the famous nag temples situated in Uttarakhand region.

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There are a number of references to ‘Nag’ in Puranas. These people were the worshiper of Snakes, particularly ‘Mai Dhari Sarp’.
They lived both in hills and plans. The King of Nag peole “Takshak” opposed construction of Indraprastha and Pandava defeated
them in the battle.

It is said that Nag people were from the other side of himalaya who has Nag as their national emblem. In puranas, nag are
described as human being sometime whereas at some places they are also described as snakes.

Hindus made many attempts to destroy Nag tribe. A large number of Nag were killed in ‘Khandav Van”. Pandava defeated them in
Magadh. King Janmejay is said to have performed a ‘Yagna’ giving the ‘ahuti’ of nags. Lond Krishna chased them from the banks
of Yamuna and made thm to hide in the Uttarakhand. Powerful Aryans sometime made ‘Gandharva Vivah’ with the young girls of nag
clan. In Mahabharata, Arjun performed gandharva vivah with a nag girl named ‘Ulomi’.

There is a Lake near Kathmandu which is known as Naghrid. There lived the king of nag clan ‘Rajkotak’. An annual fair is still
organized there. Some of the Tibetans call themselves as descendent of Nags and their language nagbhasha. Initially Nag and Aryan
were at war but later with the efforts of Bothisatva Arya Balokiteshwar, a treaty of peace was materialized. Later some of the
traditions of each religions were adopted by others due to co-existence which are still apparent. Snakes are worshiped in Hindu
religion also. The festival of ‘Nagpachami’ is the proof of a inter – religion adaptations.

In Garhwal, Nag used to live at the banks of Alakhnanda in Nagpur patti and Urgam areas. That is why ‘Sheshnag’ is still worshiped
at Pandukeshwar. Bhikhal Nag is worshiped in Ratgaon, Sangal Nag in Talore, Banapa Nag in Margaon, Lohandev Nag in Jilam and
Pushkar Nag is worshiped in Nagnath.  Nagsiddh or Nagachal parvat is in the memory of Baman Nag. In Garhwal, there are still
some ‘Nagvanshi Thakur’ which could be their descendents.

There are many Nag temples in Kumaon also. Sheshnag temple is at Bastarhi village of meharpatti. Berinag and Pungarao patti
have 8 nags as follows which are worshiped there–

1.   Beni Nag
2.   Kali Nag
3.   Feni Nag
4.   Dhaul Nag
5.   Karkotak Nag
6.   Pingal Nag
7.   Kharhari Nag
8.   Athguli Nag

There in Karkotak Nag temple in Pandeygaon (Nainital district) an in Danpur there is Basuki Nag. In Kumaon Nag lived in the
area between Patalbhuwaneshar and Nakuri. However, there are no descendent of Nags existing the modern society of Kumaon and
they are known to have merged with ‘Khas’ people.

एम.एस. मेहता /M S Mehta 9910532720:
फेडी नाग देवता का मंदिर

बागेश्वर जिले के कमेडी देवी से समीप फेडी नाग देवता का एक प्रसिद्ध मंदिर है जहाँ पर नाग पंचमी के दिन बहुत बड़ा मेला लगता है !

एम.एस. मेहता /M S Mehta 9910532720:

हरी नाग देवता मंदिर

बागेश्वर जिले के रीमा क्षेत्र में पपोली गाव में उधाण नामक स्थान पर हरी नाग देवता का मंदिर है जहाँ पर हर वर्ष नाग पंचमी के दिन बहुत बड़ा मेला लगता है ! यहाँ पर जारती, पपोली, उडियार, परगढ़, रीमा आदि गावो के लोग आते है !

मंदिर गाव के एक दम उचांई पर है !


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