Nag Panchami 2023: Preparation, history and celebration

Nag Panchami is a special Hindu festival that’s come. It falls on the fifth day of the Sawan month, which is a time to celebrate snakes. People offer prayers and milk to the Serpent God, asking for safety for their family and brothers. Nag Panchami 2023: Preparation, history and celebration.

This festival usually happens two days after Hariyali Teej, in either July or August. If you’re celebrating Nag Panchami this year, it’s good to know about the date, time, and how to celebrate. Let’s explore the history and importance of this festival together!

On the auspicious occasion of Nag Panchami, devotees are thronging temples to offer their prayers to lord Shiva and Nag Vasuki. This year’s Nag Panchami is a little more special as it is coinciding with Shravan Somwar on Monday. To offer their prayers, large number of devotees showed up at Nagvasuki Temple in Prayagraj on Monday.

Not just Prayagraj, large number of devotees are expected to visit Shiva temple today as it is considered good to visit temple on this day. In Uttar Pradesh’s Varanasi, devotees are visiting in large numbers to Nag Kuan temple to offer prayers on the occasion.

Many people believe that when they offer Puja to snakes, it’s like sending their prayers to the serpent Gods. This is why in Nag Panchami 2023, live snakes are worshipped as symbols of these revered Gods in Hinduism. During this special Puja, twelve specific serpent Gods are worshipped:

1. Ananta

2. Vasuki

3. Shesha

4. Padma

5. Kambala

6. Karkotaka

7. Ashvatara

8. Dhritarashtra

9. Shankhapala

10. Kaliya

11. Takshaka

12. Pingala

Preparing for Nag Panchami:

If you’re planning to celebrate Nag Panchami, there are a few things you can do:

Offer milk and prayers to snake idols or images at home or in temples.

Wear new clothes and gather offerings for the ritual.

Chant specific mantras to invoke blessings.

Reflect on the significance of snakes in nature and mythology.

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