Nag Panchami 2021 | Famous Hindu Festival
In Hinduism, snakes are considered venerable. Therefore, the festival of Nag Panchami also has great significance. On this occasion, people also worship living serpents as the representative of the serpent god. It is believed that the worship of snakes brings the blessings of the serpent gods. Which brings an end to all the problems of life. The fifth day or Panchami is celebrated as Nag Panchami on the Shukla Paksha of the holy month of Shravan (Sawan).
Why the festival of Nag Panchami is celebrated?
There are many popular stories behind celebrating Nag Panchami. It is believed that no one was ready to drink the poison that came out after churning the ocean. Finally, Lord Shankar drank it. When Lord Shiva was drinking poison, only a few drops of poison fell from his mouth and got absorbed in the face of the snake. Only after this did the snake caste become poisonous. The snake god is worshiped on this day only to protect it from snakebite.
When is Nag Panchami 2021:-
On the occasion of this festival, we have seen an official holiday in a few of the states in India. According to the Hindu Panchang, Nag Panchami is falling on 13th August 2021.
Significance of Nag Panchami:-
In Hinduism, the snake is considered the necklace of Shiva Shankar and the bed of Sri Hari Vishnu, the follower of creation. It is believed that Bhole Baba and Vishnu are pleased with the worship of serpents. According to Hindu rituals, there is a law of worship Takshak Nag, Sheshnag and Vasuki Nag on Nag Panchami. Apart from this, serpents also have a deep connection with the lives of people. In the month of Sawan, there is rain, due to which snakes come out of the ground and come out.
In such a situation, it is believed that if the Nag Devta is fed and worshiped, they do not harm anyone. Apart from this, the day of NagPanchami is also considered important to remove horoscope defects. According to Jyotish Shastra, to remove the Kaal Sarp Dosh, one should worship Nag Rudra and Rudrabhishek on the day of Nag Panchami.
Pooja Method on Nag Panchami:-
After bathing in the morning on the day of Nag Panchami, make a snake with cow dung at the place of worship at the door of the house. Pledge to fast. To worship the serpent god, take a picture of a serpent or a statue of a serpent made of clay. Then install a Nag statue by laying a clean cloth on top of an outpost. After this, offer turmeric, rice, roli, flowers, and worship Nag Devta.
Then offer raw milk, curd, ghee, sugar, and honey to the statue. Offer water containing sandalwood and brimstone. Offer Laddu and Malpua. Perform the aarti after the puja. Finally, hear the story of Nag Panchami. Chant the below mantra on this day – “ऊँ कुरुकुल्ये हुं फट स्वाहा”. In the evening, break the fast by worshiping the photo or idol of the Nag Devta and take the fruit.
Story of Nag Panchami:-
A peasant family lived in a state. The farmer had two sons and a daughter. One day while plowing, three of Nag’s children got died after being crushed in the plow. The serpent kept mourning at first, then he resolved to take revenge on the killer of his progeny. In the darkness of the night, the serpent bitten the farmer, his wife, and both boys.
The next day in the morning, the serpent again went to the farmer’s house for the purpose of biting to farmer’s daughter, then the farmer’s girl put a full bowl of milk in front of the snake. Hands folded and started apologizing. The serpent rejoiced, reviving his parents and both brothers. That day was Shravan Shukla Panchami. Since then, serpents are worshiped on this day to avoid the wrath of the serpents.