Nag Panchami Significance, Story, Fasting, and Rituals
The festival of Nag Panchami is celebrated every year on the Panchami tithi of the month of Shravan. In Hinduism, there is a law to worship snakes on this day. On Nag Panchami people worship the Nag devata for their safety, prosperity, and freedom from evil. Apart from worshiping Lord Shiva on Nag Panchami, people also worship Mahamrityunjaya Mantra and Kaal Sarp. This day is considered to be especially fruitful.
Story Of Nag Panchami
According to mythology, Abhimanyu's son King Parikshit was the last king of the Dwapara era. He was very pious. He used to perform many rituals for the welfare of his people. Despite this, he was killed by a sarp named Takshak. Enraged by this, King Parikshit's son Janamejaya started sacrificing snakes in sacrifices to destroy them from the earth. It was the fifth day of Shukla of Shravan month. When Parikshit's son Janamejaya recited the mantra to Takshak along with Indra during his sacrifice in the yajna for the destruction of the serpents, the devotee saved Takshak's life. This date was Panchami itself. In this way, the survival of the snakes was protected. And then, on the day of Nag Panchami, the worship of the Ng devata began.
Significance Of Nag Panchami
The importance of Nag Panchami comes in the month of Shravan dear to Lord Shiva which is depicted in the Puranas. It is believed that on the day of Nag Panchami, if milk is offered to the Nag devata, their grace remains and they bless everyone with happiness and prosperity. Also, one who has snakebite in their kundali can avoid worshiping Nagdev. Those who are suffering from mental disturbance, delay in marriage, hindrance in getting wealth, and hindrance in procreation due to Kalasarpa yoga, get a great benefit from performing puja on Nag Panchami.
Ritual Of Nag Panchami
On the day of Nag Panchami, one should wake up early in the morning and take a bath and wear clean clothes. Fasting should be done on this day. Offer milk and water in Nag devata at your devotional place. After that, listen to the Nag Panchami story. You should offer the food you have prepared to the Nag devata and pray to him for the happiness and prosperity of your family.
Importance of Fasting in Nag Panchami
Fasting should be observed on the day of Nag Panchami because you can avoid snake bites. Snake gods should be worshiped with milk and sweets. The mantra should be chanted on this day. Nag Panchami puja gives freedom from Kal Sarp dosha and represents the importance of love and respect for life.
A person suffering from Kaal Sarp dosha can get rid of performing the pooja on this day. On this day, astrologers advise everyone to perform the Kaal Sarpa Yoga ritual. Talk to astrologers to know how to perform the Kaal Sarpa yoga ritual on Nag Panchami.