Bhaderwah, Apr 15: Three day Baisakhi Festival concluded here today.
The ancient festival, which marks the beginning of spring in this hilly region, was celebrated for three days at different places symbolising the ancient Naga culture of Bhaderwah.
The first celebration was held on 13th of April at Subar Dhar. On the occasion doors of 700-year-old Subar Nag Temple were thrown open. Hundreds of Nag devotees thronged the Subar Nag meadow to pay obeisance to the lord Subar Nag.
On the second day (14th April) doors of another ancient Nag Temple located in the dense forest on a hilltop known as Nagni Mata were opened for the devotees. Hundreds of pilgrims from across the State and elsewhere reached Bagwati Nagni Devi Temple for her blessings where besides paying obeisance at the Temple they participated in traditional “Dheku Dance”.
Today on the final day of Baisakhi festival, people from all walks of life visited ancient Gatha Temple which resides the main deity of Naga culture-The Vasuki Nag.
People were seen in traditional and colourful dresses greeting one another and seeking blessings of Vasuki Nag.