Nagula Chavithi: Nagula Chavithi is one of the auspicious festivals celebrated in India. Naga Puja, which is a ritual to worship serpents is performed on this auspicious day. According to the Hindu calendar, this day is observed annually on the Chavithi or Chaturthi (4th day) after the rising of the new moon (Amavasya) in the Karthika month.
Nagula Chavithi is one of the grand festivals of Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, and some parts of Karnataka. Women perform some special rituals and prayers and observe fasting to seek the blessings of Nag Devata.
Nagula Chavithi 2022: Date, Shubh Muhurat, and Timings
Nagula Chavithi 2022 date falls on Friday, October 28.
Nagula Chavithi Tithi begins on October 28, 2022, at 10.33 am
Nagula Chavithi Tithi ends on October 29, 2022, at 8.13 am
Nagula Chavithi puja shubh muhurat is 10.58 am to 1.12 pm on October 28, 2022
Nagula Chavithi Significance
The significance of Nagula Chavithi and Naga Puja is to express gratitude to Nag Devatas (Serpent Gods) and Nagas (snakes) and seek their blessings. Snakes have great importance in the Hindu religion as the gods are associated with snakes. Lord Shiva has often portrayed with a huge snake rolled around his neck. Lord Vishnu is portrayed on a bed made of the coils of the thousand-hooded great serpent.
Nagula Chavithi Rituals
So many rituals are performed during the Nagula Chavithi Puja and one of the main rituals is to worship serpent gods with great devotion.
- Take a holy bath very early in the morning
- Worship the idols of Naga Devatas
- Visit Putta (snake burrows) to offer Nivedyam (Bhog) to the serpent god
- Perform Naga Puja by using banana, rice flour, flowers, turmeric, kumkum, milk, betel leaves 7 nuts, and others