Naag Panchami

Naag Panchami


Naga in Hindi and Sanskrit means (Cobra) Snake. The Naga Panchami is the traditional occasion of worshipping and offering milk to snakes. The festival falls on the fifth day of the moonlit-fortnight in the Shravan month according to the Hindu calendar. In India, every year people celebrate Naga Panchami with great enthusiasm in the month of July or August. Hindu culture & tradition this day is popular for devoting snakes as the superlative deities. It holds a momentous position in Hindu mythology.

The tales of snakes have a noteworthy column in Hindu mythologies and utmost being the Sheshnag of Lord Vishnu is one of the most talked about. In India, every year during the festival of Naga Panchami people worship snakes and offer milk to snakes in their honor. On this day, people bathe the snakes with to ensure the freedom of their families from the threat of snakes.

This day holds a significant spot for the devotee of Lord Shiva. The Shravan month is dedicated to Lord Shiva because the snakes play a vital part in his life. People offer flowers, rice, and milk to snakes and pray for their blessing.


Naag Panchami 2020 Dates And Muhurat

25 July 2020 (Friday)

Nag Panchami Puja Muhurat : 05:38:42 to 08:22:11

Duration : 2 Hour 43 Minute



Significance of Naag Panchami

In Hindu, belief snakes have a huge connotation. The folk tales mention, it is very auspicious if a snake comes to the house on the day of Naga Panchami. Hindu mythology also mentions ploughing fields is prohibited on this day. Snakes have value prevailing than humans because of their association with Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu.

In India, snakes have significant values and there are many temples built in the honor of snakes. People across the country perform rituals of honoring snakes and pray for their goodwill. A special kind of music is played on this day. Folks use haldi and kumkum and flowers for decorations. For worshipping the snakes, people offer plenty of milk. Some people carry out this festival on a grand scale where they call priests for Puja. The priests perform rituals and in return, people take their blessing and offer Dakshina.




(Updated Date & Time :- 2020-03-03 10:14:58 )

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