The day is significant for devotees of Lord Shiva and also Vishnu. On this particular day, in the month of Sawan, devotees pray to the Nag Devta or the serpent god. Idols and also photos of Lord Shiva are insufficient without a snake around his neck. Shiva is likewise known as Nageshwar and the snake that curls around his neck, is Vasuki.
Serpents have long been linked with lots of Gods in Hindu mythology. The ‘snake with 6 heads’ or ‘Sheshnag’ was the carrier of Lord Vishnu and according to some scriptures, the world hinges on the head of the Sheshnag
Nag Panchami is among the oldest festivals celebrated throughout India, throughout the stormy season. Nag Panchami is additionally called Nag Chaturthi or Nagul Chavithi. In Gujarat, Nag Panchami is observed couple of days after the majority of states and also this year it will certainly be observed on August 8. In Andhra Pradesh, the puja is done following Diwali.
Nag Panchami 2020 day as well as timings(NDTV)
Nag Panchami Date: Saturday, 25 July 2020
Puja Muhurat: 05:39 AM to 08:22 AM
Period: 2 Hrs 44 mins
Panchami Tithi starts at 02:34 PM on Jul 24, 2020
Panchami Tithi finishes at-12:02 PM on Jul 25, 2020
Nag Panchami puja.
The rituals is offering milk to the Nag Devta or the serpent god. Using milk to serpents is tradition in India on panchami tithi as well as it is said that the routine keeps evil away. Numerous additionally observe quick on that particular day. Food made with milk as a main ingredient is likewise provided as prasad to the god.
Peoples are understood to make snake idolizers with clay in the house for puja. Milk, turmeric, kumkum and blossoms are made use of for puja. Flowers and also milk are also maintained near the burrows as well as holes where serpents might be located.
Nag Panchami and mythology.
According to Hindu scriptures Lord Shiva’s serpent Vasuki participated in the Samudra Manthan, that clarifies the origin of amrita or the nectar of eternal life. Vasuki aided both the devtas and also the asuras to bind him to Mount Mandara or Mandar Parvat to ensure that they can utilize him as their spinning rope to get the amrita from the ocean. Vasuki is pointed out extensively in Hindu scriptures and the impressive of Ramayana and also Mahabharata.
In the Buddhist mythology, Vasuki as well as the other serpent gods appear in the audience when Gautama Buddha gave his sermons. In India, devotees pray to several serpent gods on Nag Panchami. Some among them are Ananta, Shesha, Padma, Kambala, Kaliya as well as Vasuki.