Snake Day – 8 Reasons Why Nag Panchami is Celebrated With Historical Story

Nag Panchami Festival in Nepal

In this day, Nepali generally post pictures of Nags over the entryways of their homes to keep off malevolence spirits. They venerate the bother by offering an image of the drain (the white shading fluid from the glue of rice). Individuals keep drain for snakes close snake holes.

People influence cotton to the wreath, utilize dairy animals fertilizer and rice flour’s serpent’s from and adore it with cow’s drain, magma, grain, sesame, nuts and with some different religious things.

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Snake Nagraj in Chinnamasta Bhagawati Sakhra Temple, Saptari, Nepal

It is trusted that if Nag-Panchami is watched legitimately consistently the Nags give us great wellbeing riches and gift amid our life. On the off chance that Nags are furious they make us wiped out and no drug can recuperate. Puran says the earth is lifted by Shesh Nag on his head. Ruler Vishnu is thinking about its loop inside the Ocean. Kali Nag, Bashuki Nag, Astha Nag, Padma Nag; and the Karkot Nags are the intense Nags.

How to Celebrate Naag Panchami in Nepal

Among the different celebrations celebrated in Nepal, Nag Panchami (wind celebration) is likewise one. This celebration is devoted to the intense snakes and serpents. Snakes are regularly considered as an important component in the Hindu religion.

Snakes are frequently considered as an imperative component in the Hindu religion and are accepted to be great and furthermore near to the powerful gods. Lord Shiva is depicted as wearing snake laurel around his neck and furthermore Lord Bishnu is observed to lay on the snake bed. For being associated with the Lords as well as the Snake-God holds his own significant space in Nepali society.

Nags are divinity snakes or special snakes. Nags are worshiped this day in Nepal. Nags are snake and Panchami imply the fifth tithi. On the fifth day, Nags are worshiped. Henceforth, the day is called Nag Panchami. Aushi implies no-moon day in Nepali.

On the fifth day of splendid portion of Lunar month of Shravana (July/August), as per the Hindu schedule, Nags are worshipped. The house snakes is accepted to be patalaloka, (the seven domains of the universe situated beneath the earth) and lowest of them is likewise called Naga-loka, the area of the Nagas, as a force of the creation force and their blessings are crucial for the welfare of the family. Serpent god made of silver, stone or wood or the painting of snakes on the wall are given a shower with milk and after that adored.

In a few districts of the Nepal, milk is offered along with the solidified sugar, rice pudding (kheer in Nepali speech). In this festival, the special feature is that of offering a lotus bloom which is set in a silver bowl. Arangoli (hued configuration design) of snake is made on the floor in front of silver bowl, with a brush made of wood or mud or silver or gold with sandalwood or turmeric glue as the paint.

Like a five hooded snake, the design pattern will resemble.  Devotees then offer love and worship to this picture on the floor. In towns, the ant colony dwelling places where the snakes are thought to live, are searched.

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Happy Nag Panchami Greeting Cards

Incense is offered to the ant colony dwelling place as prayer alongside milk (a myth of folk lore to feed milk to the snakes) to capture snakes to ensure nags to come out of the ant colony. After this, Milk is filled in the opening of the ant colony dwelling place as a drink to the snake god.

On this special festival, pictures of snake are painted in the doorways and walls outside the house with promising mantras (spells) are also written on them. It Is believed that such illustrations will avoid the poisonous snakes.

Naga Panchami is special festival when ladies worship snakes with sibling and its holes, and offer prayers so their siblings are protected and don’t suffer or die because of snake bite. It is also observed as Bhadru Panchami.

There are different legendary convictions about Nagpanchami and its festival. We have our own myths and legends encompassing Nags, which lead us to celebrate Nag Panchami on an extensive scale.

Mahabharata tells that Lord Krishna vanquished Nag Kalia and put an end to his abhorrent deeds upon the arrival of Shrawan Panchami. It is believed that is the reason behind why individuals began celebrating this panchami as Nag Panchami.

Those Nags were the leaders of Patallok.Ananta, Vashuki, Padhmanavha, Kambala, Shankhapala, Dhartarashtra, Takshaka, and Kaliya are the great eight Nags. These Nags were great and worshiped.Puran says the earth is lifted by Shesh Nag on his head. Master Vishnu is mulling over its loop inside the Ocean.

The powerful nags are Kali Nag, Bashuki Nag, Astha Nag, Padma Nag; and the Karkot Nags. Also, scripture clarifies that without help of Nags there will be no rain. So, individuals love Nags for the reason for water, offer prayers to Nags, and place foods things, for example, milk and honey in their fields for Nags.

Kathmandu valley used to be a major lake. Nags turned out to be extremely furious when human depleted the lake to make it to start urbanization. individuals gave Nags certain areas as pilgrimage, and promise to woship them on the day, returning hormony in nature to secure themselves against the anger of Nags. That is proceeded till date.

The ritual is broadly observed in Nepal, especially for the battle amongst Garuda and a great serpent. It is additionally the celebration held to pay tribute to the great serpent on the curls of which Lord Vishnu is resting between the Universe.

In the Changu Narayan Temple in Kathmandu, there is statue of Garuda which is said to have been built up by Garuda himself and on the Naga Panchami day the image is said to sweat reminiscing his incredible battle with a giant snake; People gather the sweat and utilize it for relieving leprosy.As a ritual of Nag Panchami, few men wear demon masks dance in the streets.

In addition, a big fare also held at Changunarayan Temple, which lies on a hillcok in Bhaktapur. A vast horde of aficionados additionally visits the temple. According to the Hindu religion, there is a ritual of sticking the pictures of Nag at the principle entryway after worshipping Lord Changunarayan.

Also, a special puja will be performed by Bhatta at Basuki Nag Temple at Pashupati in the midst of the playing of cymbals. It is believed that Basuki Nag will stay awaken entire day. On this day, the Nag that has been kept at the neck of Red Machhindranath is also worshipped.

In this day, Individuals make garland of cottons, utilize bovine compost and worship it with milk of cow, lava, grain, sesame, nuts and with some different religious things. It is believed that if Nag-Panchami is observed properly with consistently then the Nags give us great wellbeing, wealth and blessing during our life.

If Nags are irritating then they make us sick and no drug can recuperate. On Nag Panchami, male devotees put a photo of Naga high over their entryway and perform puja with vital puja items with the belief of keep off evil spirits. The posters are stuck up with cow dung in the doorways.

Author: Jitendra Sahayogee

I am Jitendra Sahayogee, a writer of 12 Nepali literature books, film director of Maithili film & Nepali short movies, photographer, founder of media house, designer of websites and editor of some blogs, has expert knowledge & experiences of Nepalese society, culture, tourist places, travels, business, literature, movies, festivals, celebrations.

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