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Nag Panchami Puja: Worship Nag Devta in this Auspicious Time Today

According to the Hindu calendar, the festival of Nag Panchami is celebrated on Shravan or the moon day of Shukla Paksha of Shravan month.

In Hinduism, gods and goddesses, their symbols and vehicles are also worshipped and this is also followed as a tradition. These symbols and vehicles of Gods and Goddesses are also an integral part of nature. It includes animals, birds, reptiles, flowers and trees. Nag Panchami is also a similar festival, which is celebrated every year. On this day, worship is done mainly like a snake or serpent god. On the occasion of Nag Panchami, people fast throughout the day and worship snakes and feed them milk. The fast of Nag Panchami is considered very fruitful and auspicious.

Nag Panchami Auspicious Time

Panchami Tithi from Shukla Paksha in Shravan month starts at 02:34 PM on Friday, July 24, which will last till 12:02 PM on Saturday, 25 July. For worship nag Panchami you will get 2 hours and 44 minutes, you can do puja between 05:39 AM and 08:22 AM in the morning. Along with the worship of Bholenath in the Shiva temple, offer Jalabhishek to him.

Importance of Nag Panchami

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In Hinduism, the serpent is considered to be the form of a deity and it is worshipped. Nag is thought to be a necklace by Adi Dev Lord Shiva Shankar and a bed by Hari Vishnu, a follower of the creation. Apart from this, serpents also have a connection with the lives of people. It always rains heavily in the month of Sawan and due to this, the snakes come out from the ground. It is believed that milk is given to the serpent god and if he is worshipped, he does not harm anyone. Not only this, but Nag Panchami is also very important for removing horoscope defects.

Fasting and Worship Method

Garuda Purana, a person observing the speed of Nag Panchami, should make a serpent of flour or clay on this day. Then they should be decorated in colours. After this, they should be worshipped by offering intact flowers, lamps, cheer and coconut. Roasted barley and gram are distributed as offerings in Panchami worship. It is believed that fragrance is very dear to the serpent god. On this day Nag Dev should be worshipped with fragrant flowers and sandalwood.

Story of Nag Panchami

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According to folklore, Lord Krishna's maternal uncle sent a serpent named Kaliya to kill him. One day when Krishna was playing with his friends, his ball fell into the river. When they landed in the river to fetch him, Kalia attacked him, but one of the snakes did not stand in front of Shri Krishna. He apologized to Lord Krishna and promised that he will not do any harm to the villagers and will go away from there forever. Shri Krishna's victory over Kalia Nag is also celebrated as Nag Panchami.

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