Legend says that the main deity Char Choo was a renowned 13th century Buddhist priest and healer, who used to give shelter to the snakes.
When this temple was built around 1850, the pit vipers from the nearby jungle moved in this temple.
There is also a local belief that the venomous pit vipers in this temple become harmless due to the aroma of the incense sticks burned here. But, there is a sign board to warn us against this belief.
Now, this temple looks touristy with typical attraction where you could take a picture with a pit viper dangling around your neck.