Naag Panchami

Naag Panchami is observed as Shukla Paksha Panchami during the month of Sawan. Naag Panchami is a festival observed for the worship of the serpent Gods. Panchami Tithi during the month of Shravan is considered highly auspicious to worship the Serpent Gods.

Naag Panchami Puja is typically performed at a temple devoted to Naag Devta or at home. An image or a statue of a snake is made using cow dung, wood, stone, silver or red soil or a painting of a snake is used. Some people even offer prayers to live snakes.

Naag Panchami

Date: 05th August 2019

Naag Panchami Puja Timings = 06:20 to 08:54

Duration = 2 Hours 33 Mins

Panchami Tithi Begins = 18:48 on 4/Aug/2019

Panchami Tithi Ends = 15:54 on 5/Aug/2019

Description:

Naag Panchami is observed as Shukla Paksha Panchami during the month of Sawan. Naag Panchami is a festival observed for the worship of the serpent Gods. Panchami Tithi during the month of Shravan is considered highly auspicious to worship the Serpent Gods.

The twelve serpents worshipped on Naag Panchami are: Ananta, Vasuki, Shesha, Padma, Kambala, Karkotaka, Ashvatara, Dhritarashtra, Shankhapala, Kaliya, Takshaka, and Pingala.

Naag Panchami Puja Vidhi

Naag Panchami Puja is typically performed at a temple devoted to Naag Devta or at home. An image or a statue of a snake is made using cow dung, wood, stone, silver or red soil or a painting of a snake is used. Some people even offer prayers to live snakes.

One can offer milk, sweets, flowers and fruits to the snakes. Devotees purify the deity with a holy bath using milk. After bathing the image with milk, turmeric paste, vermillion and incense are offered. Mantras are recited to complete the Puja procedure.

Naag Panchami Observance

Some people fast a day before Naag Panchami which is known as Naag Chaturthi. The day is observed just after Diwali in Andhra Pradesh and coincides with six days of long festivity of Soora Samharan in Tamil Nadu.

In Gujarat, according to the New Lunar Calendar, Naag Panchami falls during Krishna Paksha Panchami of Shravan month; hence it is celebrated 15 days later than most of the other states. It is usually observed three days before Janmasthami and is popularly known as Naag Pancham.

Bola Choth also known as Bahula Chauth is celebrated one day prior to Nag Pancham Day. It is the day when cows are worshipped.

Mantras to Chant:

The following mantra can be chanted on Naag Panchami.

सर्वे नागा: प्रीयन्तां मे ये केचित् पृथ्वीतले।
ये च हेलिमरीचिस्था ये न्तरे दिवि संस्थिता:।।
ये नदीषु महानागा ये सरस्वतिगामिन:।
ये च वापीतडागेषु तेषु सर्वेषु वै नम:।।

Sarva Nagaah preeyantam mey yey kechit Prithivithaley,
Yey cha helimarichistha yentarey Divi samstithah
Yey Nadeeshu Mahanaga ye Sarasvati gaaminah,
Yey cha Vaapee tadagashu teshu sarveshu vai Namah

अनन्तं वासुकिं शेषं पद्मनाभं च कम्बलम्।
शंखपालं धार्तराष्ट्रं तक्षकं कालियं तथा॥
एतानि नव नामानि नागानां च महात्मनाम्।
सायंकाले पठेन्नित्यं प्रात: काले विशेषत:।
तस्मै विषभयं नास्ति सर्वत्र विजयी भवेत्॥

Anantham Vasukim Sesham Padmanabham Cha Kambalam
Shankapalam Dhartharashtram Thakshakam Kaliyam Thatha
Ethani Nava Namani Naganaam Cha Mahatmanam
Sayamkale Pathennithyam Pratahkale Viseshata
Thasmai Vishabhyam Naasthi Sarvatra Vijayee Bhavet