Importance of Nag Panchami


Nag Panchami 2017

Of the numerous celebrations in India, Nag Panchami is a day celebrated with much ceremony and glory the nation over. In 2016, Nag Panchami falls on 27th July. On this day individuals crosswise over India love snakes to look for security from it and snake chomps, even Kal Sarp Dosh and Rahu-Ketu Shanti.

Kaal Sarp Dosh in horoscope

This day is likewise celebrated as Garuda Panchami. Garuda is the regal hawk, the regular adversary of Snakes. Revering the imperial Garuda on this day accomplishes assurance against all snake-related sicknesses, malefic impacts and so on in one’s horoscope.

Cause of Nag Panchami

The cause of Nag Panchami or the love of snakes goes back to the Naga faction in India before the entry of the Aryans. It is trusted they were a very advanced tribe and snake love was an imperative custom and convention in their way of life. Throughout the years, Hinduism consolidated the love of snakes from the Naga culture.

8 extraordinary snakes in Hinduism

Sanskrit names of Eight Great Nāgas, to be specific Ananta, Vāsuki, Padmanābha, Kambala, Shankhapāla, Dhārtarāshtra, Takshaka, and Kaliya:

अनन्तं वासुकिं शेषं पद्मनाभं च कम्बलम् |

शंखपालं धार्तराष्ट्रं तक्षकं कालियं तथा ||

Truth be told, the Puranas specify critical snakes, for example, Anant, Vasuki, Shesh, Padma, Kanwal, Karkotak, Kalia, Aswatar, Takshak, Sankhpal, Dhritarashtra and Pingal. Be that as it may, this is wrangled by students of history as they trust these weren’t vital serpents however Naga rulers who were loved as Gods.

Why we revere snakes?

Snakes and serpents like different creatures are adored in Hinduism. It is a prevalent view that in the time of Shravan, i.e. the stormy season, when it rains, the earth ends up noticeably wet and there is water logging. Because of this, the snakes and rodents moved into the open. To stay away from snakes gnawing or hurting individuals, the antiquated people built up the custom of offering unique petitions to the snakes with the goal that they are assuaged and the general population stay safe.


In Hinduism, it is famously trusted that the Shesh Nag or the thousand-headed snake, symbolizes forever. It holds the circle of the Earth on its head. Likewise, Lord Vishnu is known to rest under it.

Winds in Buddhism and Jainism

In Jainism and Buddhism, a snake is viewed as a consecrated animal having divine qualities. It is trusted that a cobra once spared the life of Lord Buddha.

Krishna overcoming Kaliya

Pester Panchami is praised as a day of snake love crosswise over India. It is likewise celebrated as the day Lord Krishna vanquished the immense snake Kalia, a colossal dark serpent said to stay in the Yamuna River. Kalia had panicked the villagers and Lord Krishna ventured up to tame him. In this perilous fight, Lord Krishna developed the champ and such was his ability that the snake really had impressions of Krishna’s feet on its head. This was the sign of its bondage to the master. It is a well known scene called the Kaliya Mardan.

Panchami Mahurat

05:49 AM to 08:28

Time = 2 Hours 38 Mins

Pacifying Rahu and Ketu

In Hindu mythology, Rahu and Ketu are shadow planets. They were devils who were executed amid the Samudra manthan. Rahu speaks to the head and Ketu is the tail of the snake. Together, the head and the tail, i.e. Rahu and Ketu push us through our present life karmas. They likewise consider our past life’s Karmas. Ketu likewise decides the route in which we will experience our Karmas in this life.

To put it plainly, Rahu is a Karma aggregator while Ketu is the distributor.

Rahu-Ketu Shanti Puja

Annoy Panchami is a decent day to wash away one’s awful karmas and begin over again. To do as such, a Rahu-Ketu Shanti Puja is the most ideal approach to start. To find out about Rahu-Ketu Shanti puja

Adoring Manasa Mata

Manasa Devi is known as the Serpent Goddess and is the sister of Vasuki. Vasuki was the immense snake who was utilized to tie and afterward agitate the sea amid the Samudra Manthan. In the time of Shravan, Manasa devi is loved over the eastern Indian states in particular, Jharkand, Bengal, Orissa and Assam. This is on the grounds that all snakes end up noticeably dynamic amid this season.

Customs for Nag Panchami

– Devotees must visit sanctuaries and snake pits to offer petitions to Nagas

– Observing quick on this day is essential

– Fast is to be finished at night post Puja

– Ant slopes are likewise adored on this day

– No burrowing of fields ought to be done on this day

– Offering milk, turmeric and kumkum is viewed as propitious

– Only bubbled or steamed nourishment is to be devoured on this day

Advantages of Nag Panchami Puja

– Overcome dread of snakes and snake chomps

– Overall security from wickedness

– Mitigates the malefic impacts of Rahu-Ketu in horoscope

– Mitigates the malefic impacts of Kaal Sarp dosha in horoscope

– Nullifies the Nisantan yog for childless couples

– Gain from genealogical property