1) Nagis’ and Nag Ji have a bond (Nagi is a Sanskrit word which basically refers to a “snake”, especially the King cobra). Our elders always told us Nagis’ should never harm a snake, as it is considered a bad omen.
2) Nagis’ should have a physical place to pay homage to our ancestors and the Nagi name. To date there is no better place than Gurdwara Nagiana Sahib. Many believe that this is our ancestors home, as only Nagis’ used to visit the Gurdwara.
Our elders told us that all Nagis’ should visit Gurdwara Nagiana Sahib at least once during their lifetime, if not more.
Nagiana Sahib is not only special for all Nagis, but also a place related with the history of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji. History leads us to believe that the same Cobra that bestowed shade upon the Guru (click here for full story), followed Guru Ji everywhere he went. During his travels, Guru Nanak Dev Ji stopped at the village Udoke and stayed in Village Udoke for nine months. The devotee cobra had reached a ripe age and was fairly old. Guru Ji requested the cobra not to follow him anymore and it should now rest and dwell in Nagiana for good. Guru Nanak Dev Ji then showered his blessings upon the place.
The Gurdwara trust also runs a charitable hospital for the poor and needy, in addition to handling social welfare responsibilities – which include, taking care of weddings for girls whom come from poor families, at no cost.