The Legend of 600 years old Nag Temple, Patnitop.


A temple on the lap of famous hill station of J&K, Patnitop. The 600 year old ‘Nag Temple’, to honour the Serpent deity, is the only evidence to prove earlier inhabitation at this place.

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The temple is known by very less people. But, the tourists are suggested by the locals to visit the place for their belief that whatever you ask from the serpent god is fulfilled.

With a magnificent view , the temple has a small structure. The tourists who visited the temple have experienced unbelievable miracles in their lives. There is a custom of tying red ribbon in the surroundings of the temple called “Mannat” or ” Sukhan” in local language. With the faith that whatever they desire for is fulfilled by the god.  Ladies are not allowed inside the temple which has a metal snake replica representing nag dev.


Special prasad is made by the temple cooks called “Rut” ( a kind of sweet roti) which is offered by the devotees to the god. Langars are also prominent in the temple as many tourists and devotees do langar if their wish is fulfilled.

 Inside photography is strictly prohibited in the temple and there have also been instances where people had to come back to leave the captured pictures as they couldn’t sleep at nights and saw the serpent god in their dreams.

Whenever you visit Patnitop keep Nag mandir on your list to experience nature’s and god’s magical pieces of life.