The Khajji Nag Shrine or Khajji Nag Temple is one of the holiest and oldest existing temples in the hilly state of Himachal Pradesh. This 12th-century temple at Khajjira in Chamba district is dedicated to Khajji Nag, the lord of serpents. In fact, the place (Khajjiar) gets its name from the temple itself which speaks volume about its significance. More so, the temple is close to the spectacular Khajjiar Lake.
The Khajji Nag Shrine is basically a dome-shaped structure with images of Pandavas and Kauravas’ hanging from its roof. Inside the temple, idols of Shiva and Hadimba are also present making it even more religiously significant to the people and devotees alike. The temple architecture is a fine blend of Muslim and Hindu styles with its chambers carved out of wood. More so, the long-standing practice of goat sacrifice is still prevalent here!
The The Khajji Nag Temple is embellished with a golden dome and spire, thus many also known it as 'Golden Devi' temple. Numerous idols of snakes are kept at this temple which is built in pahari style. Wood-carved images of five Pandavas can be seen standing in the corners of the Mandapam. So, visit this temple and feel spirituality right in the midst of matchless natural beauty and mesmerizing landscape!