Nag Panchami 2020: Because the identify suggests, the day is devoted to the Naga Devta or the snake god. It is likely one of the vital days in Sawan, the auspicious month within the Hindu calendar. It’s also one of many oldest festivals celebrated throughout India. Sawan or Shravan, within the peak wet season, is dotted with vrats and pujas.
Sawan is devoted to Lord Shiva and devotees observe ‘Sawan Somwar’ each Monday of the month that corresponds to July-August of the Gregorian calendar.
Nag Panchami is often known as Nag Chaturthi or Nagul Chavithi. In Gujarat, Nag Panchami is noticed few days after most states and this yr will probably be noticed on August 8. In Andhra Pradesh, the puja is completed simply after Diwali.
Nag Panchami timings
Panchami Tithi begins at 2:34 pm on July 24
Panchami Tithi ends at 12:02 pm on July 25
Nag Panchami vrat or puja
Many devotees observe quick and feed the poor on this present day. Individuals supply milk to the Nag Devta or the snake god as a part of the rituals. Individuals additionally beautify their homes with rangolis and make kheer as prashad or providing to the god. In India, devotees pray to a number of snake gods on Nag Panchami. Some amongst them are Ananta, Vasuki, Shesha, Padma, Kambala and Kaliya.
Nag Panchami and mythology
In Sanskrit, ‘Nag’ means snake and folks worship the snake god to guard their households from the evil. Based on mythology, a lethal snake ‘Kalia’ had been poisoning the waters of the Yamuna, making it tough for the brijwasis (residents of Brij in Uttar Pradesh), to drink the water. Lord Krishna (an avatar of Lord Vishnu) destroyed Kalia and the snake god was compelled to take again the poison from the river. Krishna had blessed him and stated, individuals who pray and supply milk to the snake god on Nag Panchami will all the time be shielded from the evil.