Naag Panchami is to the fifth day of the bright half of the lunar month usually falls in Shravan (July/August), according to the Hindu calendar. This is Hindu festival which is celebrated by traditional worship of serpents and snakes offering a manifestation of milk. Snake god are made of silver, stone or wood or painting of snakes on the wall and temple as well as Snake pond is given bath with milk with respected.
While in some cultures snakes get very good representative of the in Hinduism, God has many forms and depending on the worship of all the forms it takes “the ultimate truth” which includes snakes or “nagas”.
Truth Belief behind Naag Panchami
Snakes are often worshipped in the Hindu faith, as it is considered a representation of the baghwan Nag and other snake gods as karkot naag, basuki naag, shesh naag, naagraj etc.
According to Hindu believe, there was a village that some folks killed three snakes in the plowed soil near serpent farmer worship. The mother of three snakes gets angry and massacre family of family from sinking their fangs. But, one daughter who was survived from massacre, asked for her life by worshipping the mother snake given bath milk and other sweet things. The Snake’s mother was satisfied with the offer, and the family back to life.
According to the Hindu faith, “kashyapa” son of Lord “Bramha” who created tribe of Naag at Pitru Lok called “Kadroo” and gave birth to NAGAS; among the other three first wife gave birth to “Devas”, the other for the “Garuda” and fourth “Daityas”.
According to the Mahabharata, Mahabharata says that on the day of Shrawan Panchami, Lord Krishna captured nag Kalia and finish his evil activities. Since then, is observed as the Naag Panchami Festival.
According to the Garuda Purana, people offer prayers for snake in this day is fortunate, and will have good news in their life. This is followed by a feeding of Brahmins.
How Naag Panchami is celebrated in Nepal
In this day, people worship snake god by sticking pictures of snake over the doors of their homes to drive away the evil spirits with offering a manifestation of milk as well as keep milk near the snake hole. Some make cotton Garland using cow’s manure and rice flour and respect with cow’s milk, lava, barley, Sesame and other religious items.
Some of men, children celebrate Naag Pamchami by wearing mask and dancing on streets as being chunk of a ceremonial. People have their own myths and legends that surround the snake that lead to the celebration of Naag Panchami on an historical scale.