New Delhi, Table of Spirituality. Nag Panchami 2023: Nag Panchami is one of the major festivals in India. Snakes are mainly worshiped on this day. On this occasion, people worship live snakes as representatives of the snake gods. Snakes have been considered adorable in the Hindu religion.
What is the significance of Nag Panchami
Snakes figure prominently in many Hindu scriptures and epics. Many stories related to snakes are found in texts like Mahabharata, Narada Purana, Skanda Purana, and Ramayana. One of the famous legends is when Krishna fights against Kalia in the Yamuna river and finally spares Kalia with a promise not to trouble humans again. According to the Garuda Purana, worshiping snakes at Nag Panchami brings good luck and prosperity to the devotee.
Things to do in Nag Panchami
By observing a fast on the day of Nag Panchami, one is freed from Kalsarp Dosha. Apart from this, it is considered very auspicious to chant Nagpanchami mantras after worshiping snake deities on this day. If the dasha of Rahu and Ketu is happening in a person’s horoscope, they should also worship the serpent god. There will be benefit from this. On this day, water should be offered to the Shivling only from a brass pot.
know the right time
This year in India, Nag Panchami will be celebrated on August 21, that is, on Monday. The auspicious time of Nag Panchami Puja will start from 5:53 in the morning until 8:30 in the morning. And in Gujarat, Nag Panchami falls on 4th September 2023 i.e. Monday. The Nag Panchami to be held on Krishna Paksha i.e. July 7 will remain only in the states of Rajasthan, Bihar and Jharkhand.
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