Nag Panchami Today, the day to worship Snakes

Get Kaal sarp dosh depleted with this easy remedy! Nag Panchami is the day for worshiping snakes and is celebrated on the fifth day of the Shukla Paksha (the brighter fortnight) in the month of Shravan. As per Hindu Astrology, snake governs the fifth date and hence it's called Nag Panchami.





The Vrat is observed on this day of Shukla Paksha and if panchami prevails for less than three Muhurats and if the chaturthi tithi is also of less than three Muhurats, then the Naga Vrat should be observed on Chaturthi. And if in case the Chaturthi Muhurats are more and only the Panchami Muhurats are less, then one can also observe the fast on next day. According to the Hindu tradition, Nag Panchami is also celebrated on the fifth day of the Shukla Paksha in the month of Chaitra or Bhadrapada in many other parts of India. Due to the variations it is also celebrated during Krishna Paksha in some regions. 

Muhurat

Panchami Puja Muhurat begins07:02:57 on July 27, 2017
Duration1 Hour 19 mins
Panchami Puja Muhurat ends08:22:37 on July 27, 2017

This Muhurat is for New Delhi, India. Know Nag Panchami Muhurat for your city: Nag Panchami Muhurat

Nag Panchami Fast and Puja Vidhi 

The 8 snakes named as Anant, Vasuki, Padma, Mahapadma, Takshak, Kuleer, Karkata, and Shankha are worshipped on this day. 

  1. One should just take a single meal on Chaturthi and observe the fast on the next day.ie Panchami. They can consume their dinner after ending their fast. 
  2. The Puja Vidhi should be performed by placing the image or snake idol on the wooden table.
  3. The offerings to the deities should contain turmeric, rice,vermillion, raw milk, sugar, ghee and flowers. 
  4. Once done with the Puja, you have to perform aarti and listen to the Nag Panchami katha. 
  5. One can also donate milk to the snake charmers. 

Get the Nag Panchami Puja Rituals in Detail: Nag Panchami 2017

Nag Panchami Legends

According to the Puranas, these 8 nags are regarded to be the foremost among the others. These are divided into 4 subcategories like the Brahmins (Anant & Kulik), Kshatriya ( Vasuki and Shankhpal), Vaishya ( Takshak and Mahapadma), and the last Shudra ( Padma and Karkata).

The snakes are considered to be of two types viz. Divya and Bhaum. Vasuki and Takshak, etc are the Divya snakes who are believed to carry the burden of the earth. In medicine it is believed that poison is the cure for poison but there is no alternative cure for the poison emitted by these type of snakes.
Also, Nag Panchami is an auspicious event to get rid of Kal Sarp Dosh. If a person is having all the planets lying between Rahu and Ketu, then the person is said to be suffering from Kaal sarp dosha. Flowing 11 coconuts in river is considered as a very effective remedy for kal sarp dosh in astrology. 

Get to know if you have Kal sarp dosh in your Kundali: Kal Sarp Dosh Report

Significance 

  1. Worshiping snakes is the age old practice which is being performed on every Nag Panchami, according to the Hindu beliefs. 
  2. To get rid of all the fear and unpleasantness regarding the snakes, one should worship the snake deities on this day. 
  3. It is believed since ancient times that if you worship and please the snake by offering milk, one can gain divine blessings. 
  4. There is also a ritual of alluring the snake to sit at the door of your home to protect you from any kind of harm. 
  5. The festive day is also rewarding for the snake charmers as they are donated with money and milk for feeding the snakes.

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