नाग पञ्चमी

The serpent deity is honored on this day, which falls on the fifth day of the Shravan Shukla Paksha (श्रावण शुक्ल पक्ष), and it is thought that prayers offered on this day are truly heard by the serpent deity. On this day, the serpent is worshiped in the house and the picture of the serpent is placed on the door of the house with Milk, Curd, Akshata, Flowers, Water, Money and Cow Dung. There are eight clans of Nagas namely Ananta, Vasuki, Padma, Mahapadma, Takshak, Kulir, Karkat and Shankha. There is a mythical notion that if these Ashtakula Nagas are worshiped and a picture of the Naga is pasted on the front door, there will be no fear of lightning, fire, or serpent within the home. The Naga God is the Panchami Tithi‘s Lord, according to astrology. The land is the home of the serpent deity. It is thought that on the day of Nag Panchami, one should avoid digging or plowing the earth because doing so could disturb the serpent .

A special worship to the snake is carried out on the day of Nag Panchami. It is said that one might overcome their fear of snakes in this way by worshiping them and pasting their image on their door. A religious fair is celebrated on Nag Panchami in Toudaha, Nagpokhari, and other ponds. In Bhaktapur’s Nag Pukhu at Thalachhnen.

On the day of Nag Panchami, only elder family members or home owners perform worship in Newa Community. They also create paper cutouts of various snakes and hang them on top of entrance of home. As a result, it is said that a snake picture fixed to a wall or pillar at the base will provide protection all year long. Additionally, it is usual to offer food.

Water is therefore crucial for growing rice during the planting month in agricultural nations. On the day of Nag Panchami, Nagas are worshipped because of their immense splendor and the fact that rain falls due of Nags (Serpents).