Why Nag Panchami is Celebrated?

The month of Sawan is the most beloved month of Lord Shiva. The worship of the serpent god adorned around the neck of Bholenath also has special significance in this month. So, in today’s article, we give you detailed information about Nagpanchami.

Apart from this, through this article, we will make you aware of all kinds of information related to Nag Panchami, that is why you must read this article till the end.

What is Nag Panchami?

Nag Panchami is the festival of Nag Devta. The serpent gods are adorned around the neck of Bholenath. There is a tradition of worshiping the snake deity on this day. It is believed that worshiping also removes the fear of snake bite and also brings happiness and prosperity.

When is Nag Panchami celebrated?

Nag Panchami is celebrated with great pomp every year on the fifth day of Shukla Paksha in the month of Sawan. Nag Panchami This year in 2022 it is on 2nd August.

Why is Nag Panchami celebrated?

The month of Sawan is the favorite month of Shiva which has started from 14th July 2022. Nag Devta always sits like an ornament around Lord Shiva’s neck, because Nag Devta is related to Shiva, hence Nag Panchami is celebrated in Sawan.

The festival of Nag Panchami is celebrated on the day of Panchami of Shravan, therefore, the lord of Panchami Tithi is said to be Nag Devta.

It is a religious belief that by performing snake worship on the day of Nag Panchami, one gets freedom from Kaal Sarp Yoga in the horoscope. Lord Shiva and Snake God are pleased by worshiping snakes on this day, happiness and prosperity reside in the house.

Significance and Mythology of Nag Panchami

It is believed that worshiping snakes on the day of Nag Panchami gives desired results and if one sees snakes on this day, then it is considered very auspicious. Offering milk to a snake on Nag Panchami gives renewable virtue. The importance of Nag Panchami has been explained in detail in mythological texts and Vedas (Charak Samhita, Garun Purana, Shiva Purana).

The mythological significance of celebrating Nag Panchami is as follows:-

1. Contribution of Vasuki Nag Devta in Samudra Manthan

Nag Panchami is also celebrated to express gratitude to the snake deity, because Vasuki Nag helped the deities during the churning of the ocean.

2. Sheshnag is the bed of Lord Vishnu

According to mythological belief, Lord Vishnu was seated on the bed of his Sheshnag on the day of Panchami. On this day Vishnu ji, the bed of Sheshnag, rested.

3. Relationship of Vasudev and Sheshnag

At the birth of Lord Shri Krishna, it was Sheshnag who helped Vasudev to cross the raging river in the season of strong storm.

4. The earth rests on the hood of Sheshnag

It is believed that the earth rests on the hood of Sheshnag and Lord Vishnu rests on the bed of Sheshnag.

5. Janamjeya’s revenge on the snake

Janamjeya’s father was killed by the Takshak snake, so Arjuna’s grandson Janamjeya decided to take revenge on the Nagas and arranged a Nag Yagya to end the Naga clan. Then the believer Muni requested the protection of the Nagas by stopping the Yagya and Takshak Nag also apologized to Janmajeya. This pacified the anger of Janamjaya. All this incident happened on the day of Shukla Panchami of Sawan month. That is why this day is celebrated as Nag Panchami for the protection of snakes.

Significance and reasons why Nag Panchami is celebrated

Other reasons for making Nag Panchami are:-

Freedom from the Kalasarpa Dosha

It is believed that worship performed on Nag Panchami gives freedom from Kaal Sarp Dosh. It is believed that Bholenath always keeps Vasuki Nag around his neck, that is why Lord Shiva is pleased by worshiping the snake.

Fear of Snakebite

During the rainy season, the snake’s burrows get filled with water, due to which they leave their place and look for a safe place. That is why the tradition of worshiping the snake on the day of Nag Panchami has also started in Indian culture to get rid of the fear of snakebite.

Country’s main snake temple

Come, let us know about some of the major Nag temples of the country and their importance:-

Snake Temple

Snake Temple is about 40 kms from Alleppey district of Kerala. Thousands of snake statues are present in this temple. It is believed about this temple that by worshiping here, the childless gets children. By worshiping here, their wishes get fulfilled soon.

Nagchandreshwar Temple

This temple is situated in the premises of Mahakal temple in Ujjain. This temple is open only on the day of Nag Panchami in a year. There is a belief about this temple that all kinds of snake defects of a person are removed by having darshan of Nag Devta here.


There is a huge crowd of devotees in Prayagraj on the day of Nag Panchami. People come here especially from far and wide to get worship of Kalsarp Dosh.

Nag panchami worship method

Let us tell you the complete method of worshiping Nag Panchami –

  • Wake up early in the morning and take bath.
  • Make 8 snake figures on the main door of the house.
  • Offer rice, flowers, rolls, turmeric, etc. and worship the snake god.
  • Make sure to read the story by offering bhog to the snake deity.
  • After worship, offer the snake deity mixed with ghee and sugar in raw milk.

When is Nag Panchami 2022?

Panchami Tithi of Shukla Paksha of Sawan month is falling on 2nd August. So this year i.e. in the year 2022, Nag Panchami is on 2nd August, Tuesday.

Nag Panchami auspicious time

Nag Panchami Tithi will start from 5:13 am on Tuesday, 2nd August till 5:41 am on the next day i.e. Wednesday, 3rd August and the auspicious time of Nag Panchami will start from 5:45 am to 8:25 am from 2nd August. .

Do this work on the day of Nag Panchami

  • Offer sweets, milk and flowers while worshiping on Nag Panchami.
  • Those who have heavy planets Rahu and Ketu, they must worship on the day of Nag Panchami.
  • Offer milk to the snake deity only with a copper vessel.
  • Milk should not be offered to the snake deity with a brass pot.
  • To avoid snakebite, fasting must be done on the day of Nag Panchami.

Such things should not be done on the day of Nag Panchami.

  • Farmers should not do farming on the day of Nag Panchami.
  • Trees should not be cut.
  • Using needle and thread is prohibited on this day. Sharp and sharp things should not be used on the day of Nag Panchami.

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