Nag Panchami Celebration
When is Nag Panchami -
In the year 2016 Nag Pachami is on Sunday 07.8.2016.
Important things about Nag Panchami -
1. Shravan Shukla Panchami is Know as Nag Pachami. Due to local customs in some areas Shravan Krishna .Panchami is also known as Nag Panchami.
2.According to the Hindu Astrology there is a different Lord for different Tithi. For example Agni is the lord of Pratipada, Brahma is the lord of Dwitiya, Gauri is the lord of Tritiya, Ganesh is the lord of Chaturthi and Snake is the lord of Panchami. According to the Hindu belief there is a tradition of giving honour to Snakes. So on Nag Panchami , snakes are worshiped and fast is observed.
3. Nag Panchami is celebrated all over India with a minor changes in the rituals.
4. According to the Hindu belief there is a tradition of giving honor to snakes. So on Nag Panchami snakes are worshiped and fast is observed in honor of the snakes.
Customs and rituals related to Nag Panchami -
1. On the day of Nag Panchami the pictures of snakes are painted on the walls. some people make the idols of snakes of clay or of turmeric mixed flour. The idols and pictures are worshiped and milk is offered to them.
2. People observe vrat on Nag Panchami.
3. Brahmins are fed and Dakshina is given.
(10.5.1) List of Hindu Vrat and festivals