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Nag Panchami 2024: Worship the Snake

Nag Panchami 2024: Worship the Snake

09th August 2024 Friday will celebrate as Nag Panchami festival. It is believed that every creature has the part of God and it is applied to animals also. Because of it snakes are worshipped with devotion during Nag Panchami.

Nag Panchami 2024: Concept of Nag Panchami

Indians give honor to snakes in the figure of supreme deities. It is the festival in which devotees follow the tradition to worship snakes. In this article you will know about everything related to Nag Panchami 2024.

Nag Panchami is commenced with the Nag Chaturthi, which is followed by the Panchami and Shashti. The Nag Chaturthi has other name also like Nagula Chavithi or Chauth. It comes two times in a year, in the Kartika and Shravana months. Women observe the fast on this day in order to get happiness for their children; it is believed that Nag Chauth provides protection from evils to children. The subsequent day is famous as Nag Panchami.

The Nag Panchami comes in the Shravan maas, in ‘shukla paksh’ time period. Nag Panchami is popular with other names also like Bhratru Panchami, Nagavardhini Panchami, Bishari Puja, etc.

Nag Panchami 2024: Why we celebrate Nag Panchami?

Let’s know the history of Nag Panchami

As per the Mahabharata, Janamejaya who was the son of Parikshit, was performing the rituals to take revenge of his father’s death which was known as Sarpa Satra. He wanted to take revenge with the king of snakes Taksaka because his father died due to snake bite. But Taksaka escaped from the power of Sarpa Satra and went to Indralok. That time other Gods prayed to Manasa Devi to save Taksaka. She sent her son to save Takasaka. Her son at last convinced Janamejaya and that helped in saving Takasaka and also the Indralok.

The lord Krishana and Kaaliya snakes’s story is also famous in which Krisha defeated the big snake – Kaaliya.

Nag Panchami 2024: Celebration of 2024 Nag Panchmi

On the occasion of Nag Panchmi, a snake is formed by cow dung and placed at main door of home. On the day of Nag panchami the snake is worshipped as a God. People offer Kusha grass, Akshat, Milk and Sandalwood to the snake. The God snake is firstly bathed with milk, and it is believed that it helps in releasing one from sins.

In the areas of West Bengal, Orissa and Assam devotees worship Goddess Manasa on the day of Nag Panchami. At some places like Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra etc. people worship Sheshnag. In 2024 Nag Panchami will be celebrated in different areas of country in different manners, but overall style of celebration of this day remains the same.

On the auspicious occasion of Nag Panchami, houses are well cleaned and prepared holy offerings for snake. In some areas of India, preparation of Nag Panchami is done one day prior of festival. A holy offering of snake includes rice items, sevai, Laddoo etc.

A special puja for deity snake is performed, in which nag is bathed with mixture of milk, sugar, butter, honey and yogurt i.e. Panchamrit. After completing these proceedings, people performed aarti to get the blessings of deity snake. And mantras of Nag Panchami are chanted throughout this day.

A puja of Kal Sarpa Niwaran is held at many temples on the occasion of Nag Panchami. It is one of the most essential rituals of this auspicious day, it acts as a medicine for the people who are affected with the dosha of Kal Sarpa. Worshipping of snakes is Chamatkarpur and it assists in fulfilment of all the wishes, according to Skanda Purana.

Nag Panchami 2024: Importance as per Astrological

The people who are affected by the dosha of Kal Sarpa have to do work harder in comparison to normal people to achieve success in their life. Nag Panchami day is celebrated in the month of Shravan, it is one of the most auspicious days to reduce the negative effects or dosha of Kal sarpa. On the auspicious day of Nag Panchami, praying and worshipping to snakes deity is considered good and it brings blissful outcomes.

2024 Nag Shashthi Date

2024 Nag Shashthi will be celebrated on Saturday, 09th August in Shashti tithi.

In the year 2024, once again snakes will be given a holy place. On the auspicious day of Nag Panchami, one thing which should be remembered is to worship and honour the God snake with full devotion and dedication. By this way, the belief of fear is removed. Treat the snake’s deity as the mover of everlasting blessings and get wished or blessed by them in Nag Panchami of 2024.

In 2024 celebrate Nag Panchami Day by sending wishes to your relatives and friends. And celebrate this day with great zeal, happiness and enthusiasm.