Kashmir is known for its folktale culture. These tales vary in themes are even considered to be offering wisdom to the local population. In our conversation with Ashraf Ravi, a scholar speaks about the genesis of Himal and Nagrai folktale and its relevance. Raavi talks about the relevance and importance of preserving folklore in a society. There are two springs named after Himal and Nagrai in Shopian. Himal and Nagrai’ is a tale that beautifully blends mythology into a legendary love story. The story begins with a Brahmin trying to kill his wife by letting loose a serpent on her, who transforms into a baby boy and eventually grows up to be Nagrai, the King of serpents.