Everything You Need To Know About Nag Panchami

Everything You Need To Know About Nag Panchami

Nag Panchami is one of the most significant and age-old traditional festivals among Hindus. It is dedicated to the Snake god, and Hindus celebrate this festival on Shukla Paksha Panchami Tithi, in the holy month of Shravan. The month of Shravana is dedicated to Shiva as per Hindu beliefs.  

How to offer prayers in Nag Panchami- Rituals

  • Clean the puja room with Gangajal water. 
  • Place a wooden platform and spread a piece of clean & fresh cloth.
  • Position the idol of the snake God on the Ashana (Place to sit)
  • Lightup an oil or ghee lamp. Place the lamp beside the idol of the snake God. 
  • Perform Sankara and scatter water & milk on the idol. Now it is necessary to offer haldi, Chandan, kumkum, akshat, Naivedhya, dhoop & flowers.
  • Pray for the blessings of the snake God. You need to seek forgiveness for your mistakes while performing the puja. 

What you should do during Nag Panchami

For people, who want to celebrate the Nag Panchami festival, it is necessary to understand the rules to follow while performing the puja. 
  • Devotees need to keep a fast on the day of Nag Panchami and it will offer to safeguard against the fear of the snake bite. 
  • Devotees need to offer milk, sweets, and flowers.
  • Recite the Nag Panchami mantra.
  • One need to perform Nag Panchami puja following all rituals.

What you should not do during Nag Panchami

  • As per Hindu Mythology, no one should plow the earth during this auspicious day as it can kill snakes inside the earth.
  • No one should cut trees on this day as cutting trees can kill or harm serpents in the trees. 
  • It is suggested not to sew with needle & thread as it is considered inauspicious. 
  • Devotees should not cook food in an iron vessel on this auspicious day of Nag Panchami.