Nag Panchmi: Show Your Heartily Devotion To Delight â€˜Snake -The Deity Of Hindusâ€™
Nag Panchmi or festival of snakes is one of the sacred days for Hindus and is celebrated on Panchami of Shukla paksh in Hindi month Shravan. Worshiping Nag devta during this auspicious occasion will protect religious people from unexpected poisonous bites of snakes, and will bestow them fine health, long life, wealth, and abundant happiness in life.
Nag Panchmi in 2012 will be celebrated on 24th July, Tuesday. Nag Panchami is celebrated on every Panchami (5th day) of Shukla Paksha (waxing moon period) in the Hindi month of Shravan. This festival is dedicated for worship of snakes. In Indian culture and traditions, Nag Panchami has a great importance. Many beliefs and reorganizations are attached with Indian snakes. Most people admire Nag as their kul devta. In Hindu mythology, Snake is one of the important deities for Indian people. Snake is also ornament of God Shiva. According to ancient Indian scriptures, Sheshnag of Lord Vishnu bears entire weight of earth on just his head. During Nag Panchami, snakes are worshiped by devotees. It is strongly believed that feeding milk to Snake during Nag Panchmi will protect you from poisonous bites of snakes.
Importance of Nag Panchmi
India is a land where thousands of holy occasions are celebrated. Nag Panchami is one such blessed occasion that is celebrated by religious people vivaciously. To remove Kalsarp dosh and Pitra Badh, Nag pooja can be performed during Nag Panchami with full of devotion. It means if a native has Kalsarp dosh in his horoscope or Rahu or Ketu is malefic for him, the person should unquestionably worship Nag devta during auspicious day of Nag Panchmi. It will decrease evil influence of Rahu, Ketu and Kalsarp dosh. The person, in fact, can permanently be free from troubles of Kal sarp dosh if he sh his faith and dedication for pooja of Nag devta. It is also believed that worshiping Hindus deity snake during Nag Panchmi helps you to get grace of God Shiva and deity nag. Worshiping Nag Devta you will certainly get enormous happiness, health, and abundant wealth in your home. Moreover, if you feel that your income is steady or not growing, work hard, but still unable to see favorable result, or peace, happiness is not in your life, you can religiously worship Nag Devta during sacred day of Nag Panchami
Rituals attached to Nag Panchami
This festival reflects true culture and traditions of India. According to Vedic traditions of India, Hindu people worship many animals with whole of the heart. Snake is one of the holy animals for Hindus. Nag Panchami festival is dedicated for worship of snake with full of devotions. Different region of India celebrate this sacred day with different purposes. Snakes are worshiped in all forms whether it is a live snake or a picture. Snake idols are made by clay, metal or by other material. During Nag Panchami ladies make artificial snake from cow dung and establish at balcony of home. With Dhoop, dip, flowers, milk, and with blessed food, Nag pooja is performed. Many people visit shrine places or temples of Nag devta and temples of God Shiva to show their devotions. Vedic activities associated to Nag Panchami are specifically performed near river, pond, or well.
It is also strongly believed that if anyone recites Sarp Gaytri Mantra till 43 days starting from Nag Panchami day the person will certainly achieve success and get desirable result. This mantra helps the person for accomplishing his or her true wishes.
Sarp Gayatri Mantra:
Navkul Nagayah Vidvahe
Tanno Sarp Prachodayat ||
Legends attached to Nag Panchmi
Many beliefs are attached to the auspicious occasion of Nag Panchami. According to one belief, in ancient times, a farmer killed serpents by mistake during ploughing his land. The mother snake saw this and angrily killed that farmer and all members of his family except one member because that member was very religious towards snake. Since then, ploughing is forbidden during this auspicious day. And people worship snakes which protects them from unexpected toxic bites of snake. Another belief is attached to Lord Krishna. It is believed that a monster snake called Kalia used to live in the Yamuna River, and made entire water of that river poisonous. Drinking that deadly water many innocent people and animals met to death. One day, Lord Krishna with his little age was playing ball with other children. Unexpectedly, when Krishna was trying to catch the ball he fell down into the river. All villagers and children were afraid that Krishna was no more. But in very few seconds, Kid Krishna came out of water with dancing on head of that horrible giant snake Kalia. Giant snake Kalia felt sorry and assured lord Krishna and all villagers that he will leave that river forever. This way Yamuna River became pure and hygienic. In revival of this day, Nag Panchami is celebrated.
Show your heartily devotion to Nag Devta to get immense blessing of this deity. May Nag Panchami 2012 bring mammoth happiness in your life!