The practice of Nagpuja has been prevalent in our country since ancient times. Nagas are worshiped on this day and if anyone has darshan of the serpent, it is also considered extremely auspicious. On this day, a snake is made from cow dung in the house. It is believed that by performing this puja one gets wealth and grain and the fear of snakebite is also removed.
Please tell that in Indian culture, snakes are very important and of great importance. Panchami is celebrated as Nag Panchami in the Shukla Paksha of Shravan month. This time NagPanchami is on 25 July. So let’s know why Nag Panchami is celebrated.
How to worship Nag Panchami: On the day of Nag Panchami, getting up early in the morning and taking a bath is worshiped. A place of worship is made by placing an ocher on the wall. Also, a picture of the snake is also made at the entrance of the house. Nagdev should be worshiped with fragrant flowers, lotus, and sandalwood. Kheer is prepared. This kheer is served to Brahmins as well as snakes. This Kheer is also accepted as Prasad itself. Milk and money are also given to snake charmers.
Shukla Paksha Panchami of the month of Savan is celebrated as Nag Panchami 2020. Generally, the festival of Nag Panchami comes two days after the Teej. Presently Nag Panchami falls in the English calendar in the month of July or August. This year, Nag Panchami will be celebrated on 25 July. On this sacred festival, women worship the serpent god and offer milk to snakes. On this day, women also pray for the safety of their brothers and family. Nag Panchami is a traditional worship of Nag deities performed by Hindus all over India. In the Hindu calendar, some special days are considered auspicious for the worship of Naga deities and Panchami Tithi of Shravan month is considered very important for the worship of Naga deities. Nag Panchami is one of the important days and this festival is celebrated on Shukla Paksha Panchami of Shravan month. It is believed that any worship offered to snakes reaches the snake gods. Therefore, on this occasion, people worship the living snakes as the representative of the serpent gods. Snakes have been considered revered in Hinduism.
The festival of Nag Panchami will be celebrated on Saturday, 25 July. Every year the festival of Nag Panchami is celebrated on the fifth date of Shukla of the month of Sawan. The festival of Nag Panchami is dedicated to Nag Devta. Nag Dev is worshiped on this day. The fast is kept. The snake god Vasuki is wrapped around the neck of Bholenath. According to religious belief, worshiping the serpent god on the day of Nag Panchami gives the devotees their blessings and many other types of auspicious results.
Keep these things in mind: On the day of Nag Panchami, milk is not given to snakes. They are anointed with milk. Actually, it is said that feeding the snakes leads to their death. This curses a person. In many places, the stove is not offered on the stove because some people believe that the snake is like a pan and placing the pan on the stove means burning the snake. Also, the soil is not excavated on this day.
Why is Nagpanchami celebrated: In the Bhavishpuran, the Panchami date mentions the worship of Nag, their origin, and why this day is special. It has been said that when the ocean was churned, the serpents were cursed for disobeying their mother’s orders. They were told that they would be consumed by burning in the yagna of King Janamejaya. Due to this, all the worried Nag reached the shelter of Brahmaji. When the serpents sought help from Brahmaji, Brahma told that when the son of Mahatma Zartaru would be a believer in the Nagavamsa, he would protect all the serpents.
Brahmaji told the Nagas to use their protection on the fifth day. At the same time, the believer Muni also saved the Panchami of Saavan from burning the snakes in the yagna. The Muni had given coldness to the serpent’s body by pouring milk over the serpents. After this, the Nagas told the believer sage that whoever worships them on Panchami date will not have fear of Nagdansh. Since then Nag Panchami is celebrated on the fifth date of Sawan.
Nag Panchami Nag Panchami 2020 Puja Muhurta (Date & Time)
Start of fifth date – July 24, 2020, at 02:36 pm
Fifth date ends – July 25, 2020, at 12:02 pm
Nag PanchamiPuja Vidhi
On this day, Ashtanagas named Ananta, Vasuki, Padma, Mahapadma, Takshak, Kular, Cancer and Shankh are worshiped. After this, a snake image or clay snake idol is placed on the wooden the outpost to worship. Then the serpent god is worshiped by offering turmeric, roli, rice and flowers.
After this, raw milk, ghee, sugar are mixed and offered to the serpent god sitting on a wooden strap. After worshiping, aarti of the snake god is performed. After worship, the story of Nag Panchami must be heard at the end.
Importance Of Nag Panchami
In Hinduism, snakes have been worshiped for many years. On this day, people who worship snakes are not at risk of being bitten by snakes. It is believed that on this day, bathing and worshiping snakes with milk gives them auspiciousness. In many places, there is also a tradition of making snake pictures at the entrance of the house on this day.
Snake deities are also worshiped to get wealth and prosperity. According to belief, it is believed that the serpent god protects Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth. On this day, worship of Shriya, Nag, and Brahma i.e. Shivling form gives desired results. If a person has Kalsarp Dosha in his horoscope, then he should fast on Nag Panchami to avoid this dosha. If you often see a snake in your dream or you are more afraid of the snake then you should worship snake by law. Especially worship Nag on the day of Nag Panchami. This will remove your fear of snakes.
Freedom From Kalsarp Dosh
There are religious reasons as well as astrological reasons to worship snakes on Nag Panchami. There are two as well as yogis in the horoscope and Kalsarp Dosh is the most prominent and inauspicious among them. When all the planets come between Rahu and Ketu in the horoscope, it is called Kalsarp Dosh. It is for 12 types. It is believed that the native is not able to bear fruit when he stays in this yoga. It is believed that by worshiping on the day of Nag Panchami, the person is liberated from Kalasarpadosh.