Naag Panchami 2019: How And When To Worship The Serpent Gods

Naag Panchami 2019: How And When To Worship The Serpent Gods

Naag Panchami 2019: How And When To Worship The Serpent Gods 

New Delhi: In saavan month, Shukla Paksha Panchami is observed as Naag Panchami . Usually, it falls two days after Hariyali Teej. It’s a traditional worship of Serpent Gods by Hindus.

Date: 5 August, 2019, Monday

Puja Mahurat: 5:48 AM to 8:28 AM

Duration: 2 hours 39 mins

Naag Panchami tithi begins:

06:49 PM on August 4, 2019

Naag Panchami tithi ends:

03:55 PM on August 5, 2019

Women worship Nag Devta and offer milk to snakes, pray for welfare of their brothers and family. It is believed that worship offering to snakes would reach to the Serpent Gods.

According to astrologers, it is even more special that this year it falls on Monday, this is happening after many years.

There are 12 significant serpent Gods according to Hindu religion: Ananta, Vasuki, Shesha, Padma, Kambala, Karkotaka, Ashvatara, Dhritrashtra, Shankhapala, Kaliya, Takshaka, Pingala.

There are many stories for explaining the reason behind this auspicious day. One of the famous story is from the Mahabharata: Astika, The Brahmin son of Jaratkarus , who stopped the sarpa satra of Janamejaya, ruler of the Kuru Empire. This yagna was performed by Janamejaya to decimate the race of all snakes, to avenge the death of his father, Parikshita due to snake bite of Takshaka, the king of snakes. The day that the yagna was stopped, due to the intervention of the Astika, was on the Shukla. Paksha Panchami day in the month of Shravana when Takshaka and his remaining race we’re saved from the decimation of by the Sarpa Satra Yagna. Since the day, the festival is celebrated as Naag Panchami.

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