Nag Panchami is a day dedicated to the Nag Devta or the snake god within the Hindu custom. Every 12 months, this present day is well known in the course of the auspicious month of Sawan, in accordance with the Hindu calendar. This 12 months, Nag Panchami is on August 13. It’s an vital day for the devotees of Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu. These gods, in Hindu mythology, are related to snake — Lord Shiva is seen with a snake coiled round his neck whereas Lord Vishnu is understood to make use of the snake or Sheshnag as his car.
Nag Panchami in 2021: Dates and timings
- Nag Panchami Tithi begins at 03:24 PM on August 12, 2021.
- Nag Panchami Tithi ends at 01:42 PM on August 13, 2021.
- Nag Panchami Puja Muhurat – 06:07 AM to 08:38 AM on August 13, 2021.
Nag Panchami Puja
Offering milk to the snake god is the primary ritual on Nag Panchami. It is a perception among the many those that choices to the Nag Devta on this present day save their households from any evil. Many observe fasts and feed the poor to mark this present day. Some devotees additionally make snake idols at house with clay. Flowers and milk are supplied to the idols and positioned close to snake holes or burrows.
Houses are embellished with rangoli on Nag Panchami.
Nag Panchami Puja Vidhi
On Nag Panchami, devotees take bathtub within the morning after which create a picture of Nag Devta utilizing with clay or cow dung on the door of the home. Then durva, kusha and flowers are supplied to the Nag Devta. The fundamental delicacies for Nag Panchami is every thing milk-based, from kheer to sweets, which is then supplied to the deity. Some of the snake gods that folks in India pray to on Nag Panchami are Ananta, Shesha, Vasuki, Kambala, Padma, and Kaliya.
Nag Panchami Mythology
The snake god finds point out in a number of Hindu scriptures. Lord Shiva’s snake Vasuki is talked about in lots of scriptures the place it performed an important function in the course of the Samudra Manthan or the episode of churning nectar from the ocean.
In one other story, a lethal snake was discovered poisoning the waters of the Yamuna river. This troubled the Brijwasis (individuals residing in Brij, now in Uttar Pradesh). To alleviate their struggling, Krishna (an avatar of Lord Vishnu) defeated the snake and compelled it to take again its poison from the river. Thereafter, Krishna blessed it that whoever ought to pray and provide milk to the snake god, they’d be shielded from the evil.
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