Nag Panchami is an auspicious festival, which is celebrated in the Holy month of Shravan by Hindus. On this occasion, snakes are worshipped. This year, Nag Panchami falls on August 15. It is said that people can get rid of Kal Sarp dosh by praying snakes and it also brings good luck. There are many stories associated with the festival. This is known to all that snake is connected to Lord Shiva and Vishnu. Thus, in order to please Gods people worship them.
In the month of Shravan, snakes come out of their holes. Thus, people offer milk and worship them so that they don’t harm anybody.
Lord Krishna and Nag Panchami
According to Hindu Mythology, in order to kill Lord Krishna, Kansa sent Kaliya which was a snake. While playing with his friends, the Lord went in the river and Kaliya attacked him. Krishna defeated him and thus, this festival also marks the victory of good over evil.
Nag Panchami Tithi
Nag Panchami starting: August 15, 3:27 am
Nag Panchami Ending: August 16, 1:51pm
Things to Remember
On this day, Hindus make it a point to give serpents made of silver, stone or wood or the painting of snakes a bath with milk and then decorate them for conducting the Puja.
It is believed that buying snakes from snake charmer and setting them free will bring good luck.