Sem Mukhem Temple in Tehri Garhwal
The Sem Mukhem Nagaraja is an ancient temple in Tehri Garhwal, Uttarakhand, dedicated to Lord Krishna (also known as Nagaraja). The temple of the king of snakes, Sem Mukhem Nagaraja, is one of the most well-known Nagatirthas (snake pilgrimage sites) in the Indian subcontinent.
According to the followers, this is Nag raja’s original layer. The temple complex is well-built and quite old. The architectural style used in the Sem Mukhem Nagaraja temple is very similar to the style used in the construction of Lord Shiva’s revered seat, the Kedarnath Temple. The temple’s door is very religiously constructed.
It depicts a mythological scene in which the Nag raja spreads his fan while Lord Vishnu, the great proprietary god, plays his flute atop the Nag raja. Travelers will see the Nag raja’s self-appearance or swambhu idol after entering the sacred sanctum through this grand gate.
The natural beauty surrounding the temple is enticing. It appeals to both travelers and devotees. The verdant natural garden and high mountain peaks all around the temple valley make the sacred temple a symbol of peace and spirituality.
On the way from Uttarakhand to Srinagar, there is a small town called Godalia, from which visitors can travel up to New Tehri, where the road to Lambgaon Lake opens up. The journey to Sem Mukhem Nagaraja’s sacred temple and religious shrine begins at this point. Visitors from all over the country come to offer prayers and receive blessings at the Sem Mukhem Nagaraja.