Naga Panchami is an important day of traditional worship in Hindu, Jain, and Buddhist communities across India, Nepal, and other countries with followers of these religions. This day dedicated to the veneration of Nag or snakes and observed on the fifth day of the bright half of the lunar month of Shravana according to the Hindu calendar. The festival holds great significance for those who believe in the power and symbolism associated with Nagas. It is a time for devotees to offer their prayers and seek blessings from these revered creatures. That are believe to hold immense spiritual significance in Indian mythology.
Naga Panchami is a significant festival celebrate in India during the months of July or August depending on the Hindu calendar. This auspicious day is dedicate to worshipping and pleasing the ‘Nag Devta’ or serpent deity. Who is believe to protect people from snake bites and ensure their safety.
How to do Naga Puja on Naga Panchami
On this day, people bathe serpents with milk and offer them prayers to seek blessings and protection. The festival holds great significance in Hindu mythology. Where are snakes consider divine creatures and are worshippe as symbols of power, wisdom, and fertility.
The ‘Navnag’ comprises of nine serpents – Anant, Vasuki, Shesh, Padmanabh, Kambal, Shankhapal, Dhrutarashtra, Takshak and Kaliya. Images of Navnag (nine cobras) drawn with turmeric or red sandalwood on a wooden seat. Nag deities made of silver, stone, wood, or paintings on the wall are first bathe with water and milk and then worshipped. On this day, Hindus refrain from chopping, cutting or frying in a pan on fire and ploughing iforbidden. It is believe that this practice shows respect towards snakes, who are worshippe as divine beings during this festival.
In addition to these customs, fasting is observe by women for the long-life of their brothers. This tradition stems from the story of Satyeshwari. An ‘inferior goddess’ who died a day before Nag Panchami as she mourned her brother’s death and did not eat a morsel.
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