Monday 21st August 2023 Nag Panchami Pooja
Naga Panchami Pooja Muhurat: 5:57 am to 8:31 am
Duration: 2 Hours 34 Mins
Panchami Tithi Starts: 00:21 am on 21 August 2023
Panchami Tithi Ends: 01:59 am on 22 August 2023
About Naga Panchami Festival:
Naga Panchami or snake festival is celebrated on the fifth day of the moonlight fortnight in the month of Shravan (July / August) according to the Hindu calendar. In Hindu culture, snakes have an important place. Hindu mythologies are full of tales and stories about snakes, the greatest being the Sheshnag of Lord Vishnu. It is quite understandable that India with so famous Nag Panchami mythological background in honor of snakes every year. During the festival, people bathe in snakes of milk, which guarantees their families without the danger of snakes. According to the myth, the plowing of a field is forbidden that day.
There are many legends associated with Nag Panchami. One legend says that a farmer accidentally died small snakes. Enraged, the mother snake took revenge for biting and killing the farmer and his family. A girl was saved while praying the naga. This act led to the reactivation of the farmer and his family. Since then, Nag Panchami is celebrated in India every year. It is understood that the worship reward, snakes do not harm any member of the family. However, there is another legend regarding Lord Krishna’s victory over the Kaliya serpent. The same is remembered and celebrated today.
In India, snakes are so popular that temples were also built in their honor. On Nag Panchami Day, snakes or their images are honored and religious rituals are performed to seek the goodwill of snakes. Villagers make music and they are snakes in pots on the head in the temple. After the rituals, the temple priest sprinkles the Haldi-kumkum, ie turmeric and red powder and flowers on the head. Many milk and honey, in exchange for the search for immunity against snake bites. A priest is called to perform rituals and Dakshina ” is given gold or silver or other forms.