Nagvasuki-Temple

Nagvasuki-Temple

Nagvasuki-Temple

Location About 10.5 km from Allahabad railway station, Daraganj, near the bank of River Ganges, Allahabad, U.P., India
Timings4am-9pm, opens on all days
Ideal time Throughout the year, specially on Dushehra, Nagpanchmi
How to reachHire a cycle rickshaw/auto rickshaw from any part of the city

This temple has its own historical importance in Prayag. According to Kurm Puran, Prayag mandal covered an area of about 5 yojanas (about 40 km) and in Matsya Puran, it is mentioned that it extended from Pratishthana to the pond of Vasuki, as far as the abode of Naga. That Vasuki now, is the Nag Vasuki temple in Daraganj. The temple is unique in the sense that Nag Vasuki is the main deity of the temple and its stone idol is located in the centre. It is believed that around 10th century an old temple must have existed here. A Maratha king Shridhar Bhonsle had

constructed the present temple. Construction of the temple reveals that the temple is not older than 18th century and is a fine example of medieval architecture. An annual fair is held here on the occasion of Nag Panchami.

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