Nag Panchami 2023: When is Nag Panchami? Know auspicious time, worship method, and importance!
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Nag Panchami is a traditional Hindu festival that worships the serpent god. It is celebrated every year during the auspicious month of Sawan. According to the Hindu lunar calendar, Nag Panchami falls on the Panchami date of Shravan, Shukla Paksha (the fifth day of the waxing phase of the lunar cycle in the month of Sawan). This unique festival is dedicated to snakes and devotees seek their blessings through worship. This year Nag Panchami will fall on 21 August 2023, Monday.
Nag Panchami Date, Puja Muhurta 2023
Nag Panchami date: Monday, 21 August 2023
Panchami date starts: 21 August 2023 at 12:21 am
Panchami date ends: 22 August 2023 at 02:00 am
Nag Panchami Puja Muhurta: 05:53 am to 08:30 am till
The puja muhurat for Nag Panchami 2023 is between 05:53 am to 08:30 am on Monday. Panchami Tithi of Shukla Paksha of Shravan month will start at 12:21 am on August 21 and end at 02:01 am on August 22. The celebration of Nag Panchami is based on Udaya Tithi and will be celebrated on 21 August.
Nag Panchami Puja Method:
The central ritual of Nag Panchami involves offering milk to the serpent god. This practice is believed to protect families from evil forces.
On the morning of Nag Panchami, devotees take a bath and make an image of the serpent deity out of clay or cow dung, placing it at their doorstep. After this, they offer durva, kasha, and flowers to the deity. Milk-based dishes, such as kheer and sweets, are the primary dishes for the occasion and are later offered to the deity.
Several serpent deities are worshiped on Nag Panchami, including Ananta, Shesha, Vasuki, Kambala, Padma, and Kaliya.