Nag Panchami 2022: Know its importance, history, and all important information!
Nag Panchami is a Hindu festival in which snakes are worshipped, and the practice dates back to the early days of Hinduism. Nag Panchami is a festival celebrated on the fifth day of Shukla Paksha of Shravan month.
History and Significance:
It is said that Krishna was playing on the banks of the river Yamuna when he was an adult and his ball got stuck in the branches of a tree on the bank of the river. While trying to fetch the ball, Krishna was attacked by the snake Kaliya when he fell into the river.
The snake after fighting the good fight begged Krishna not to kill him and showed that he was no ordinary child. To celebrate Krishna's victory over Kaliya, the most venomous snake, Nag Panchami is celebrated on the fifth day of Ashwini, which marks the end of the serpent's reign of terror.
Nag Panchami 2022: Date and Time
Nag Panchami date: August 2, 2022
Nag Panchami date starts: August 2, 2022 - 05:13 AM
Nag Panchami date ends: August 3, 2022 - 05:41 AM
Nag Panchami Puja Muhurta: August 2, 2022 - 05:43 AM to 08:25 AM
It is customary in Maharashtra to bring a dormant cobra and go door to door asking for donations and clothes as part of the celebration. During their time in Kerala, worshipers visit snake temples and pray for the safety of themselves and their families from snakebites. It is customary to bring offerings of rice, fried paddy, and a special grass tip known as durva (the tip of the snake's tail) in front of the serpent idols.
People worship snakes to please another Hindu deity, Shiva. Shiva is considered one of the most enraged deities in Hinduism, and some worship live serpents and feeds them milk on the day of Nag Panchami.