Falls on the fifth day of Shukla Paksha (brilliant fortnight) in the Shravan month. The day is commended in respect of the Nag Devtas (snake divine beings). In Hindu sacred texts, this day is called Nagamanandakari, which means the most joyful day for Nag Devtas.
Devotees make offerings to idols of Nag Devtas on Nag Panchami. Milk, fruits, and flowers are among the offerings. On this day, it is thought that praying to Nag Devta will bring health, money, and prosperity to the person and their family.
Women provide milk to the serpents as a kind of worship to the Snake god, or Nag Devta. It represents the snake gods receiving milk. Women pray for their brothers and family members to be healthy. On this day, which is thought to be exceedingly auspicious, up to 12 serpent gods are worshipped.
IMPORTANCE OF NAAG PUNCHAMI
Snakes should not be killed in Hindu tradition; instead, they should be respected and politely asked to leave if they enter someone’s home or get in the way. To commemorate Nag Panchami, Hindus fast on this day and present flowers, milk, and milk-based delicacies to temples, as well as distributing Prasad to the poor.
Devotees also commemorate Lord Krishna’s victory against Kaliya Snake on this day. Unmarried women who fast or do Nag Panchami Vrat and Puja, as well as feeding snakes, are said to attract excellent husbands. They are also protected against snake bites. The day of Naga Panchami is considered auspicious for performing Naga Puja and Kaal Sarp Dosh Nivaran Puja in Shiva Temple.
Nag Panchami Puja is mostly held to offer snakes prayers. Nag signifies the Cobra, a particularly auspicious and prosperous snake associated with various Hindu deities. Lord Shiva is represented by snakes because they are wrapped about his neck and torso; Lord Vishnu reclines on a snake bed; Lord Ganesha, Lord Subrahmanya, and Goddess Parvati also wear snakes. As a result, snakes are very important in Hindu beliefs, and worshipping them brings a lot of good luck to the followers. On the 5th day of Sawan Month, Nag Panchami Puja is conducted. To find the Shubh Muhurat to perform this Puja, consult Choghadiya.
DATE AND PANCHANG
Date: 02 August 2022
Tithi: Panchami upto 29:41
Nakshatra: Uttara Phalguni upto 17:20
Yoga: Shiva upto 18:26
First Karana: Bava upto 17:27
Second Karana: Baalava upto 29:41