Nag Panchami: According to Hindu beliefs, the Shravan month is one of the most auspicious months. There are several auspicious days that fall in Sawan month and one of them is Naga Panchami.
Nag Panchami 2022 Date and Time
Nag Panchami is celebrated on the Panchami Tithi, Shukla Paksha of Sawan month. The Naga Panchami 2022 date falls on Tuesday, 2nd August.
On Naga Chaturthi and Nag Panchami, devotees worship and seek the blessings of the Naga Devata, God of serpents.
|Nag Panchami Date||Tuesday, 2nd August 2022|
|Nag Panchami Tithi Begins||Tuesday, 2nd August 2022 – 05:13 AM|
|Nag Panchami Tithi Ends||Wednesday, 3rd August 2022 – 05:41 AM|
|Nag Panchami Puja Muhurat||Tuesday, 2nd August 2022 – 05:43 AM to 08:25 AM|
Nag Panchami History
It is believed that the festival of Nag Panchami began when the King of Snakes Takshak killed Parikshit, father of King Janamejaya. To take revenge on Takshak, King Janamejaya started a Yagna to eliminate the entire Nag Clan. By knowing this, Nagas went to Lord Brahma who assured them that in their next life they will be worshipped as gods.
Another reason to celebrate Nag Panchami is that Lord Krishna defeated the evil snake Kaliya and after some time Kaliya realized that the child was not ordinary and begged for forgiveness.
Nag Panchami Significance
Nag Panchami festival holds a lot of significance as the snakes are believed to be ornaments of Lord Shiva, and Lord Vishnu rests on Shesh Nag. According to the Hindu scriptures, Shesh Nag has 1000 heads and holds all planets on his head.
Nag Panchami Rituals
On this day, devotees worship snake deities, offer milk, and observe a fast. Devotees worship Lord Shiva temple and perform Abhishekam with Panchamrit.