Nag Panchami 2021: Know date, puja timings and significance | Tradition Information

New Delhi: On the event of Nag Panchami, folks worship snake gods, as Nag refers to a snake in Hindi. As per the Hindu calendar, the day devoted to providing prayers to the snake god occurs to be on the fifth day of the intense half of the lunar month of Shravan or Sawan (July/August). 

This yr, Nag Panchami might be celebrated on August 13, 2021, Friday. Nonetheless, in locations in Rajasthan and Gujarat, Nag Panchami can be marked on the darkish half (Krishna Paksha) of the identical month.

Puja timings for Nag Panchami

Nag Panchami Puja Muhurat – 05:49 AM to 08:28 AM

Panchami Tithi Begins – 03:24 PM on Aug 12, 2021
Panchami Tithi Ends – 01:42 PM on Aug 13, 2021

(as per drikpanchang.com)

Significance

Ladies worship the Snake god or the Nag Devta and supply milk to the serpents. It symbolises the providing of milk to the snake gods. Ladies pray for the properly being of their brothers and relations. As many as 12 serpent gods are worshipped on this present day which is believed to be very auspicious.

Devotees pray to Ananta, Vasuki, Shesha, Padma, Kambala, Karkotaka, Ashvatara, Dhritarashtra, Shankhapala, Kaliya, Takshaka and Pingala gods.

How Nag Panchami is well known

Many ladies observe fasting a day earlier than the competition. Some even quick on the precise day. Additionally they supply milk or kheer to the snake god or Lord Shiva. They keep away from consuming meals that has salt and apply haldi and kumkum on snake holes and supply flowers. Then they chant the Nag Panchami pooja mantra to hunt blessings from the snake gods.

Sarva Nagaah preeyantam mey yey kechit prithivithaley

Yey cha helimarichistha yentarey divi samstithah

Yey Nadeeshu Mahanaga ye Sarasvatigaaminah

Yey cha Vaapeetadageshu teshu sarveshu vai namah

As soon as the puja is over, distribute the kheer or milk as prasad to your family and friends.

This is wishing our readers a really Glad Nag Panchami!

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