India is a land of diverse traditions, cultures, and rituals. Many festivals are celebrated here, and Nag Panchami is one of the significant festivals.
India is a land of diverse traditions, cultures, and rituals. Many festivals are celebrated here, and Nag Panchami is one of the significant festivals. This festival is celebrated with great joy and devotion all across the country. This festival is celebrated in India to worship Nag Devta, the Lord of Serpents. The Nag or Snakes have a significant place in the Hindu Mythology. This auspicious festival is dedicated to the Snake God, Bhujang Nag.
This festival falls two days after the most famous Indian festival Hariyali Teej, on the Shravan or Sawan month’s Shukla Paksha Panchami. However, it usually falls in July or August, as per the English Calendar. The devotees perform a unique Pooja on this day. They make clay or metal snakes and provide them with various colors and forms. In some parts of the nation, there are serpent Gods’ temples where Pooja is performed with great devotion.
When is Nag Panchami in 2023? – Date and Puja Muhurta
This year, the Nag Panchami will fall on the 21st, of August 2023, Monday. The Panchami Tithi will start on 21st August 2023 at 12:21 AM and end on 22nd August 2023 at 2:00 AM. The Puja Muhurta for Nag Panchami is from 6:15 AM to 8:43 AM on 21st August 2023.
Nag Panchami: Significance, Traditions, and Rituals
Snakes or Nag have a significant place in the scriptures also. Lord Bholenath wears a snake around his neck. The devotees worship snakes on this holy day for their wish fulfillment and to get Lord’s blessings.
The Puja rituals begin with waking up early in the morning. Then, if possible, take a holy dip in the Ganges to cleanse oneself. Sprinkle some holy water around the corners of the house. Keeping fast on this day is auspicious. Then, worship the idol of the Nag Devta and offer them raw milk mixed with ghee and sugar. The flowers, etc., may also be provided to the Lord. Then, recite the Aarti at the end. Also, to get the blessings of Lord Shiva, it is best to perform Rudrabhishek on this day. One may also reduce the effects of Kal Sarpa Dosha on this day by performing Puja.
On this day, digging or plowing the land is also avoided. As per the best Astrologer, this festival should be celebrated with great devotion, dedication, and pure heart. Shubh Nag Panchami! We wish all obstacles and hurdles removed from life and happiness, success, prosperity, perfection, and peace prevail!