Nag Panchami 2021: Date, History, Significance

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Nag Panchami 2021: Nag Panchami festival starts on August 12 at 3.28 pm and ends on August 13 at 1.44 pm.

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Nag Panchami 2021: Date, History, Significance

Every year, the holy festival of Naga Panchami is celebrated on the fifth day of Shukla Paksha in the month of Savan. Nag Panchami is celebrated on August 12 and 13 this year. The Nag Panchami festivities will start at 3.28 pm on August 12 and end at 1.44 pm on August 13. According to Vedic astrology, the Nag goddess is the abode lord of Panchami Tithi. Snakes placed around the neck of Lord Shiva are worshiped by Hindus today. According to Hindu mythology, worshiping Lord Shiva along with the Nag deity removes all the problems in one’s life. Due to different beliefs and stories, snakes are revered as gods.

Various mythological books such as the Mahabharata, the Skanda Purana, the Narada Purana, and the Ramayana tell many stories related to snakes. According to the Garuda Purana, worshiping snakes on the day of Naga Panchami brings good luck and prosperity to the devotees. In addition to Shiva, Krishna also has many stories associated with snakes. Hindu mythology says that Kansa once sent a snake named Kalia to kill Lord Krishna. Krishna not only defeated the snake but also sat on his head and played the flute.
Although Nag Panchami is celebrated all over the country, the festivals can be seen mostly in the state of Maharashtra. Battis Shirala village near Mumbai is famous for Naga Panchami celebrations. People suffering from black serpent bugs believe that if they worship the Nag deity on the day of Naga Panchami they are likely to be freed from negative influences.

Vedic astrology also calls for performing Kal Sarp Yoga rituals on this day. In particular, today Hindus look to buy snakes made of silver, stone, or wood. Images of snakes bathed in milk were also purchased today.

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