Celebration of nag panchami

History
1. The history of this festival is associated with various interesting stories. The worshipping of the snakes is known to be in practice from the Naga clan. The Naga clan is observed to be in existence since the ancient times, and was known to be a highly developed clan. Evidence of worship of snakes has been found in that period of time as well. Traces of worshipping snakes can also be seen in the times of Mahabharata. Shesh Nag, Lord Vishnus resting couch is also associated with the festival of Nag Panchami. Lord Shiva keeps a snake around his neck another association of god with snakes. The Indian culture has uncountable numbers of mythological stories attached to the history of celebrating Nag Panchami. .....
Mythological significance of the festival Nag Panchami
2. This festival has rich mythological overtones, starting from the tremendous victory of Lord Krishna over the huge Kaliya in the Yamuna River. We have a further reference to Seshnag, the king of serpents, who was tamed by Lord Vishnu, as pictured in Ananda Padmanabha temple in Trivandrum of Kerala. The deity in the temple is Lord Vishnu, sleeping on the body of Seshnag. No wonder, the Keralites deem Nag Punchami as a huge festival and adore snakes on the day with piety. It is also considered as paying homage to Manasa, the serpent Goddess sister of Vasuki, the Snake who was used as a rope by the Devas and Asuras to churn the Milky Ocean. Nag Puja is carried out in Assam, Bengal, Jharkhand and Orissa in reverence of all snakes which have such a magnificent role in mythology. In Punjab, people celebrate Manasa Devi Ashtanag Puja (Guga Navami) by making a huge snake from flour and worshipping it.

It is not only with Lord Vishnu, the greatness of snakes is associated it is also with Lord Shiva which is a very clear transparent concept, since it is the snake around the neck of Lord Shiva which inspires awe and piety on the very first look of the deity. Moreover in the Puranas, there is a reference to Brahma son wife as the mother of all nags.There is also a mythological story about a goddess Sathyeshwari, whose brother Sathyeshwar died before the day of Nag Panchami. She grieved over the death of her brother without eating anything. She saw her brother in the form of a cobra and believed that it was her brother. So, Nagdev promised her that he would protect any woman who deems a cobra as her brother and worships it. Hence, it became the habit of Hindu women to worship snakes for the longevity and safety of their brothers on this day. .....

Celebration
3. Nag Panchami holds a very important place in the hearts of devotees. The festival is celebrated with great enthusiasm all across the country and in Nepal. There are various temples where Nag Panchami is celebrated with devotion. People are seen offering (Bhog) food and milk to pictures or idols of snakes. Many people also offer milk directly to snakes in order to make them happy and receive their blessings. People are witnessed dancing and carrying snakes, kept in pots, on their heads. A strong belief is that by keeping the Snake God happy one can seek his blessing and stay safe from his demonic anger. .....
Nag Panchami A mix of faith and superstition
4. NAGPUR The myths may have been busted and laws grown more stringent, but worship of snakes on the fifth day of Shravan month remains mandatory for the believers. The reason for this is that snakes occupy a very significant space in Hindu mythology. The scriptures treat snakes as a community as there is a mention of nag lok, says astrologer and economist KapilChandrayan. Being residents of patallok they are considered to be part of shrishti and have been worshipped by Hindus for protection of their kul (family), he adds. Being part of the ornamentation of Shiv who is extensively worshipped in the month of Shravan, snakes are also worshipped during the sarvaangpuja offered during this period.But most significantly worship of snakes gets prominence in modern astrology because they are considered as rahu and ketu. The head of a snake is rahu and the tail ketu. If all other planets are caught between the head and the tail in a horoscope then it is termed as kaal sarp yog, says Chandrayan and adds that Nag Panchami is the most significant day for performing a kalsarp yog puja. .....
Special Pujas
5. Prayers are offered at Naga temples, sacred places with idols of Nagas and at anthills. Almost all villages in India have a sacred place for snakes with a small grove and numerous idols of the Nagas. Prayers are also offered at the shrines of Shiva. In West Bengal and Orissa, Mansa, the queen of serpents, is worshipped on this day. .....
Nag Pachami Pujan
6. The Nag Panchami pooja is performed with great devotion throughout the country with certain regional variations. South India is seen to organize a grand celebration on this day. On Nag Panchami, people refrain from digging their fields. It is believed that by doing so, they disturb and can even hurt the snakes living under the ground. Devotees, on this day, fast till evening. The fast prohibits intake of salt and any fried eatable. Various eatables such as kheer are made to serve as offering to the Snake God. In certain places the rituals include making a rangoli of a snake with five heads. A bowl of water with a lotus in it is then kept in front of the rangoli. Later, the devotees offer their prayers to God and wish to get his blessings. On this day, the Shivling and picturesidols of snakes are given a bath with milk and water after which bhajans and mantras are recited and food is offered as Bhog. People, especially farmers, also worship their agricultural tools to seek blessings on their medium of livelihood. .....
Reason behind celebrating Nag Panchmi
7. It is believed that Krishna, a Hindu God had saved the lives of people from the harassment of Kaliya, the snake. It is believed that one day, when Krishna was still quite young, was playing by the side of river Yamuna and his ball got stuck in the branches of a tree that was just by the side of the river. While trying to get that ball, Krishna fell into the river. When Kaliya, the snake attacked him, he fought and after some time the snake understood that he was not an ordinary child. This was when he pleaded Krishna not to kill him and Krishna spared him by taking a promise that he will not harass the people anymore. Nag Panchmi is celebrated as the victory of Krishna on Kaliya, the most dangerous snake. .....
Ways of worshipping in various states of India
8. People do not dig the earth this day and offer cows milk, fried paddy, rices breed and durva (tip of a special grass) in front of the pictures of Nag or make its idol of mud and sand and worship it. This festival is celebrated all over India and more or less the way of worshipping is same.People believe that Lord Shiva, a Hindu God, loves and blesses snakes and so by worshipping the snakes they also try to please him. Lord Shiva is believed to be one of the most short tempered Gods and can even ruin your life if he gets angry.

Some people even worship live cobras on the Nag Panchmi day and offer them milk and other offerings as feed.India is a country with different cultures and so the celebration varies from one state to state. In Maharashtra, a group of people asks alms and clothing by taking a dormant cobra in a plate and visiting as many houses as possible. In kerela, people prefer visiting the snake temples and worship the stone or metal icons of snakes and pray so that they and their families are saved from any snakebite throughout the year.There are many different kinds of belief behind offering milk and flowers to the snake God and the names also vary.Young girls pray and offer milk to cobras with the intention of getting married to a good person so that they live their lives happily. It is believed that snakes remember the faces and they take revenge with the whole family even if one of the member harms it. So, married women pray to save their families from any kind of harassment that can happen due to the snakes. .....

Naag Panchami Festival and Kal Sarpa dosha
9. Nag panchami and Kal Sarpa dosha are associated with each other. According to Hindu Astrology Nag Panchami day is very auspicious to do pooja for serpents (Nag) and to remove Kaal Sarpa dosha in kundali. (KalSarpa dosha happens when all planets come in the axis of Rahu and Ketu). This dosha casts adverse results in ones life, incurs pain and put hindrances in all the works of the native.This is a proven fact that one in whose kundali all planets come in Rahu Ketu axis, it makes Kal Sarpa dosha and such native life in indifferent to other person. The results are unexpected in both the terms good or bad. Kal Sarpa dosha affected person is either a failure who face frequent ups and downs in life. The other side, he or she may achieve height of success and acquire high position, rank, name and fame and success in life.That is the reason, KaalSarp dosha cant be termed as completely malefic or mark of sufferings, in ones life. Those who have this dosha in their kundali, must perform some pooja on Nag Panchami, day to cast off the malefic effects caused by this dosha.Get this pooja done by an experienced astrologer on this Nag Panchami day which is falling on 4th August in this year to remove the negative effects of Kal Sarpa dosha. This is the best way to bring peace and harmony in life by releasing all negative energies in the areas of finances, mental and physical health by worshipping lord Shiva and Nag Dev on this auspicious occasion. .....
Naag Panchami Vrat
10. Fasting and worshipping the Nagas (Serpent) and lord Shiva on this day brings auspiciousness in life and one gets rid off all the sins and wrong deeds done in the previous birth. Generally fasting for Nag Panchami is done by housewives, the easy method of fasting on this day is as follows

  • The worshipper must get up early before sun rise on Nag Panchami Day.
  • After the bath and daily routine in the morning, the house should be purified by sprinkling Gangajal or the water from some sacred river.
  • Establish an idol or picture of lord Shiva and Nag Deva in Eshan Kona. Sit quietly on the ground and take Sankalp of the fast. After the Sankalp, Nag Dev should be worshipped by offering milk Durva, Kusha, scent, flowers, grains of rice and sweets.
  • On both side of the entrance door of the house, five sketches of Nag Devta should be made with Cow Dung or red powder. In case, if cow dung is not possible, Geru (red clay powder) could be used.
  • The worshipper must keep fast for the entire day. Serve Nag Dev in the temple. By doing this pooja the auspiciousness enhances in ones life. Reciting Nag strotra or Nag mantra on this day is also considered very auspicious. The following mantra should be recited for 11, 21 or 108 times. If possible three malas of this mantra should be recited .....
  • Kundalini awakening through naag puja
    11. Kundalini is depicted as a snake placed at the root of the spinal cord and it is said that Kundalini energy exists there. Snake is one of the organisms symbolizing spiritual guidance. Snake could appear as a organism with animating force when we need support to move forward towards unexplored region.Snake has grounded movement therefore when we move upward mentally and physically it reminds us of staying close to where we are at present.The kundalini power rest at the lower end of the spine rolled up like a snake and enters the system through the root center i.e mooladhar. Vamtantra sadhaks perform nag puja for kundalini jagaran so that Muladhara Chakra will be opened and the Kundalini Shakti will start moving upwards travelling one by one across the seven chakras, via root center(mooladhar) to the crown nter(shastrabhram).While kundalini awakening our bodily process of inhalation and exhalation is compared with the respiratory system of snake.

    In this respiratory process we control our breath to envoke the power of kundalini.

    One can grow spiritually when an awakened kundalini releases the power which flows from mooladhara to shastrabhram controlling our feelings and emotions. With successful awakening of this divine snake energy by vamtantra sadhaks one can become enlightened and controls many divine powers.The spiritual practice of kundalini awakening through vamtantra devine methods balances the glandular system, strengthens the nervous system and enables us to harness the energy of the mind, body and soul.The proper recitation of nag devta mantra given by vamtantra is a guidance in way towards serpentine kundalini awakening. Vamtantra energises the nag devta mantra and gives to the individuals for chanting so that their kundalini can be awakened. Spiritual way of kundalini awakening is for every one who wants to become successful and face the challenges of living in this day and age. .....

    Daan on Nag panchami
    12. Daandonation is most significant aspect of human life in which even after giving away his most precious possessions he finds blissful solace. Bhandara conducted on nag panchami by vamtantra is more pious and blissful. Giving donations for ann and vastra daan on this day along removes the kaalsarp, rahu, ketu dosha and is carried out for third house shuddhi(For parakarma and wellness of siblings).Nag panchami bhandara will be conducted by us on any one of the holy places for the needy and poor people and also for sadhaks and brahmins. People interested may donate as per their wish as it purifies your yester years sins and also acts as remedy for removal of all doshasgraha shanti. .....
    Naga Panchami Rituals
    13. Naga Panchami is one of the prominent Hindu festivals of India. It falls on the fifth day of the moonlit fortnight in the month of Shravan according to the Hindu calendar, which corresponds to July August as per the Gregorian calendar. Historical records suggest that the worship of snakes was wide spread even before the Aryan civilization, when the Naga culture was incorporated into Hinduism. It is believed that the culture of worshipping a number of snake deities was begun by the Indo Aryans. According to a popular legend, snakes take shelter in gardens and homes, whenever their holes are flooded with rainwater.Since snakes pose a great threat to humankind due to their venom, they are worshipped by the Hindus, on Nag Panchami.
    The festival was initially observed to worship the forces of Mother Nature, later on a day to honor Gods ferocious creation snakes. Snakes are worshipped on Nag Panchami, with immense devotion. The devotees visit temples dedicated to snakes, to offer prayers. Since it is celebrated with religious fervor, a number of customs are related to the festivals. Go through the following lines to know more about Naga Panchami rituals. .....
    Nag Panchami Customs and Traditions
    14. The temples dedicated snakes (sarpa) are flocked by devotees, who carry milk and turmeric powder as offerings for the deity. In fact, in some part of the country, Nag Panchami is called snake day. In some regions, live cobras are given a ceremonious bath in milk and offered rice, because it is believed that by treating them properly, one could get immunity from their bites. Women also take part in the celebrations. They would get up early in the morning, take bath and head to the nearest Snake temple, carrying pots of milk and flowers to the deity. According to the legends, if a snake drinks milk, then it is a symbol of good luck. In many parts of Bengal, Mansa (the Queen of Snakes) is worshipped during Naga Panchami. The snake Goddess is worshipped to obtain respite from other snakes. Raw milk and five plantains are offered to the Goddess, by her devotees. Generally, women are the followers of Goddess Manasa.

    The tradition of worshipping Goddess Manasa is still prevalent in some parts of Bengal. Another tradition associated with the celebration of Nag Panchami is smearing of red sandalwood paste on wooden boards and clay images of snakes. The images would be colored in usually yellow or black. They are personified as idols of snake and worshipped on the festival.The rituals followed in different parts of India, for Naga Panchami, are unique in their own terms. For instance, in Punjab, one can see a large dough snake being created and then paraded around the villages of the state. The parade is often accompanied by singing and dancing. The virtual snake is buried at the end of the parade, to mark the culmination of the ritual. Coming to Maharashtra, women offer milk, flowers, haldi (turmeric powder) and kumkum to the dangerous snakes that are carried by snake charmers. It is interesting, yet fearsome to see that on Naga Panchami, snake charmers carry pots containing cobras to a central temple, where they are released and worshipped. .....

    Important Aspects of Nag Panchami
    15. This so called snake day has several important components. In addition to offerings made to the snakes throughout the country during worship and celebration, men and women celebrate the day in these ways

  • Cobras are bathed in milk and offered rice as this is thought to offer immunity from their bites.
  • Women often partake in early baths of milk and wear colourful saris.
  • Pots of milk and flowers are placed next to holes that are believed to contain snakes as an offering of devotion. If a snake actually drinks the milk it is thought to be the ultimate sign of good luck.
  • Mansa, the Queen of Snakes, is worshiped in most parts of Bengal during Nag Panchami.
  • In the Punjabi region, a large dough snake is created and then paraded around the village. The parade is colourful with plenty of singing and dancing at the end of the parade the snake is buried. Nag Panchami is referred to as Guga Navami in Punjab.
  • Snake charmers sit alongside the roads of Maharashtra and encourage women to offer milk, flowers and haldi kumkum (a powdered offering of tumeric and vermillion) to the dangerous snakes the snake charmers carry.
  • In many villages, snake charmers carry pots containing cobras to a central temple where they are released and then worshiped with offerings of milk and rice.
  • Mainly in the south of India, people worship figures of snakes made of clay or sandalwood as alternatives to the real life versions.
  • No Hindu home may fry anything on the day of Nag Panchami.
  • Girls who are hoping to marry believe that the cobra offers good luck in their quest for eternal happiness. .....
  • Legend That Invokes People To Celebrate Nag Panchami
    16. While celebrating Nag Panchami in 2014, it is a good idea to know about the legend behind this festival. The association and role of snakes in the Hindu religion can not be denied or ignored. With the prayers offered to the snakes, people also take a step forward in promising that they will face their inner fears.The Story of Nag Panchami is very interesting and is related to the Lord Krishna. The Nag Panchami story signifies the victory of good in a very simple manner. Once, there was a nag named Kalia during the era of Lord Krishna. His evil deeds were increasing day by day. His terror was not allowing people to have a life of their choice.

    To end this tyranny Lord Krishna came up and killed the Nag with his brave actions. The day on which nag was killed is celebrated as Nag Panchami. Nag Panchami is an ancient hindu festival and its glory will keep on glowing in the coming time too.There are many beliefs related to Nag Panchami. People also believe that worshipping a Nag on this day will keep them and their family safe from all the snakes forever.Keep the faith alive in your hearth and perform the Nag Panchmi puja in 2014. It will bring immense happiness and will also ensure the safety of your loved ones. .....

    Historical background of Nag Panchami
    17. We find references in History regarding the sarpyadnya (sacrificial fire of snakes) performed by king Janmejay, who was requested to stop the ritual by the sage Astik. It was the day of Shravan Shukla Panchami and hence the celebration of Nag Panchami. It has the implied meaning that in this universe, all the living beings have their assigned functions of God and He performs those functions through the living beings. Actually speaking, during monsoon, it is natural for the serpents and other rodents come out of their holes due to rain and thereby they are seen in the surroundings. They should not hurt the human beings that such prayers are offered to propitiate them for human safety. .....
    Naga Panchami Story
    18. It is said that long before Aryans arrived in India, a clan named Nagaas lived in India. It was a highly developed clan. It is said that the snake worship amongst the Nagas, was extremely popular and it can be proved according to the evidences derived from the Indus Valley civilization of 3000 B.C. After the Naga culture gradually got incorporated into Hinduism, the Indo Aryans also gradually accepted many of the snake deities as their God too. The prominent Cobra snakes mentioned in the Puranas that are to be worshipped are Anant, Vasuki, Shesh, Padma, Kanwal, Karkotak, Kalia, Aswatar, Takshak, Sankhpal, Dhritarashtra and Pingal. However, some of the historians claim that they were not snakes but Naaga Kings of various kingdoms which were worshipped as Gods.

    It is also a popular belief amongst people in Hindu religion that thousand headed Shesh Nag who symbolizes Eternity holds the entire spherical earth on it head. Also, that it is the resting couch of Lord Vishnu, one of three most important gods of Hindu religion. In Jainism and Buddhism snake is regarded as sacred creature with divine qualities. It is because some ancient texts say that a Cobra snake saved the life of Buddha and the Jain Muni Parshwanath. Stories of snakes association with Hindu gods also enhance the stature of these reptiles in Hindu culture. A popular legend says that the elder brother of Lord Krishna, Balram was the incarnation of Seshnag on earth. Snake is also given due importance because it is considered to be the ornament of Lord Shiva around his neck. The celebration of Nag Panchami in the month of Shrawan (considered as the month of Lord Shiva in Hindu religion) also explains the deep association of Shiva and commemoration of snake as his companion.It is believed that even the ancient architecture exhibit the evidence of the importance of snakes in the Indian culture. On the caves of Ajanta, the images of the rituals of snake worship have been found. Even Indian literature is full of stories of the virtue of snake. The famous author Kautilya, in his Arthashastra has given detailed description of the cobra snakes. It is said that it was also the wide belief of people in ancient India that if they worship snake, they wont cause harm to them and their family. So, there is no one specific legend to why the Naga Panchami started in India, it is being for too long due to the religious significance and social importance of this unique reptile. .....

    General Beliefs about Nag Panchami
    19.
  • People believe that they will get rid of snake fear and snake bites if they worship snakes on this day.
  • It is normally believed that there will be rain on the day as a symbol of God showering of blessings on people.
  • If we do Naga archana or puja on this day, we will be rid of Naga Dosha or Kal Sarpa Dosha.
  • If unmarried women fast and pray on this day, they will be blessed with good husbands.
  • If you worship snakes on this day, you will be protected from evil and sin.
    Thus, our customs and mythological background prove how worship of snakes can make one blessed with good things like safety, longevity, good prospects of married life and protection from evil. .....
  • Nag Panchami rituals in North India
    20. Mauna Panchami vrata is one of the main rituals performed on Nagpanchami at Baba Bhaidyanath Temple at Deoghar. It is widely observed during Shravani Mela. In West Bengal, Orissa and Assam, on Nagapanchami Manasa Devi Ashtanag puja is observed. Manasa Devi is the Goddess of snakes. A similar festival known as Guga Naumi is observed in Punjab, Haryana and Himachal Pradesh. .....
    Nagapanchami Puja in South Indian States
    21. On Shravana Shukla Paksha Panchami, Nagara Panchami day, many auspicious rituals are performed throughout India. The rituals and pujas may differ from place to place. In some areas of South India, Naga Panchami is observed as Garuda Panchami. Garuda, also known as Garuthmantha, is worshipped on the day. Naga Panchami puja is known as Nagula Panchami in Andhra Pradesh. .....
    Customary Ways to Serve and Eat Naag Panchami Food
    22. Naag Panchami preparations are first offered to snake charmers and in temples and then consumed. Those who fast pray first and then break their fast with milk or milk based drink and sweets. Devotees offer milk to snakes and pray to the snake Gods before settling down to enjoy the special Naag Panchami food. Friends and family get together and enjoy the preparations together. .....
    Popular Naga Panchami Recipes
    23.
  • Sesame Balls
  • Ellu Unde Vada
  • Coconut Chutney
  • Puran Poli
  • Sambar
  • Vada
  • Kobbari Mithai with dry fruits
  • Thengai Chutney
  • Dumpling Made Of Rice And Coconut. .....
  • Traditional fervour marks Nag Panchami
    24. A large number of devotees visited various temples of Lord Shiva on the occasion of Nag Panchami on Monday. This festival is considered as most sacred in the holy month of Shrawan. It is mainly celebrated in UP and Bihar. Hundreds of devotees made a beeline in front of temples since morning while many thronged Ganga ghats to take a holy dip. People believed that pleasing the assets of Lord Shiva, especially snakes and Ganga get them closer to Him. Hundreds of worshippers also took part in Ganga aarti. Devotees pleased Shiv by offering bel patri, milk and dhatoora to Shiva linga. The temples were specially decorated for the festival. .....
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