Nag panchami is the festival of snakes celebrated by Hindu throughout the countries where Hindu adherents live. Hindu pilgrims observed Nag panchami today across the nation by worshiping the snake deity.
Nag panchami is celebrated on the fifth day of bright half of Lunar month of Shrawan according to Nepali calendar. It generally falls on the month July or August. This year the festival is on Shrawan 20 2076 i.e. August 5 2019.
Pilgrims celebrate the festival visiting holy sites, performing special nag puja with chanting mantras in the temples of snake deity and offering flowers, cow’s milk, ghee, lava, barley, sesame and nuts.
This is the traditional cultural event carried out since ancient time. The festival is also important to show the relationship between human and snakes. Snakes play a vital role in the biodiversity.
Nags are considered as the deities in Nepalese culture. During the festival, pilgrims offer the milk, ghee, flowers and tikas to make nags happy so that they do not harm during the whole year.
On this day, devotees stick a photo of Nag above their doorway and perform puja. Nagpokhari, Taudaha and nagdaha are the places to visit in Kathmandu for Nag puja.
Nepal Tour Guide Team Treks and Expedition Pvt. Ltd wishes all our well wishers, clients, staffs and website visitors a Happy Nag Panchami.