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    August 7, 2016

    Nag Panchami

    Last Year (2015) 19th August
    Present Year (2016) 7th August
    Next Year (2017) 27th July

     

    Nag Panchami is popularly known as Snake festival for Hindu in which they worship Nag Devta. On this day they offer prayer and Puja to snakes to blessed the Sanke’s God. As it is believed that swan is months of monsoon in India and due to rain, rain water enters into their holes and snakes come out of the shelter and which is harmful to mankind and so they offer Puja on this day and fed milk to all snakes

    When Is It Celebrated?

    The festival gets its name due to the fact that it is celebrated on Panchami of the sawan months of the Hindu calendar , according to Georgian calendar it is celebrated in the months of August. According to Hindus rituals the worship of serpent God is important and the Panchami tithi of Shukla Paksha of Sawan months is  most propitious.

    How It Is Celebrated?

    The celebration begins with fast and people visits temple to offer milk and sweet to Snake and worship Nag Devta and get free from fear of serpent and snakes which protect us from all evils.

    It usually rains on this day as festival falls on monsoon season and its people rituals on this day god shower their blessing in the form of rain . Different culture, people celebrate it in a different way, but the main motive is to offer worship to Snake god. In the north, India wrestling competition is organized in the honor of Narsinghgarh the snakes, King. In western India, a snake is named as Bhujang and they worship Bhujang which is a Sanskrit word and known as Khetarpal which means protector of his domain. In Eastern and North Eastern India, they worship Manasa, she is a snake goddess and in the honor of them they twig Manasa plant and worship them. In southern India, a snake is known as the Subramanya ruler of a celestial army and in the honor of them a shrine is established in the southwest of the house and offer puja.

     

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