Devta Name/Local Name/Vedic Name Rai Naag/ Shashdi Naag/Rai Naag
Type (Rishi, Nag, etc) Naag
Powering Divinity (Jogini) Dhumeni – 16 Shauni
Associated Devtas Devta madelu, Devta Dhangu, Dania Nag,Paudia, Narsingh, Devi Mahakali.
Annual Fair (attended by which other deity) Chimti Birdhi- Nirshu- Birshu, Padei, Raie jach etc Jahru Nag, Nagela , Mati Singh.
Dussehra Participation/Place No


Location Distance from Kullu Directions Stay Options Key Contact
Dethua Gram Panchayat Kote 214 km Kullu-Aut-Banjar-Jalori Pass-Ani-Nirmand-Dethua Hotels and Rest Houses at Nirmand. Nathu Ram, Kardar /Lobhu Ram, Goor
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Jal devta and a Bisht girl, who lived in the pond of Sugga-Sarpara, gave birth to nine Nags. They first gathered at Ghamaini Thatch. Eldest Nag called Rai advised others to go to different places. Because of having bigger body like Gaj (Elephant) he was also known as Gajai and because of ruling (Shashan) on other Nags he was also called Shashni. From Ghamaini, where it was the Ashram of Sain Balmiki, he came to Mula. He served Maharshi Balmiki who became pleased and blessed him. He lastly reached Dethwa where the people built a temple for him. The devta has ten mohras. The main mohra is named as Rai Nag.