According to the Panchang, the festival of Nag Panchami is celebrated every year on the fifth day of Shravan Shukla Paksha. There is a law to worship snakes on this day. According to beliefs, the snake god should be worshiped on this day. It is said that worshiping on this day fulfills every wish of a person and also gets rid of Kalsarp defects. Come let’s know what is the correct method of worshiping Nag Panchami at home.
How to worship ?
Make a place of worship by painting ocher on the wall on the day of Nag Panchami. Apart from this, also put a picture of Nag Devta at the entrance of your house. Nag Devta should be worshiped with fragrant flowers, lotus and sandalwood. Make kheer at home on this day and invite Brahmins to their home and feed them. Along with this, offer this food to God as well. After performing this religious ritual, this kheer is also taken as prasad. If there are snake charmers around you, give them milk and money.
Bhog and Samagri of Nag Pooja
Apart from this, on the day of Nagpanchami, a square shaped circle is made from cow dung at the door of the houses. The shape of a snake is engraved on it five times with ghee. For this, make this shape with cow dung on both sides of the door on the threshold. After this, anoint these figures by offering milk, vermicelli kheer and ghee. Dedicate Kheer-Puri to the snake god. They are offered a dish made of milk and are wished for the happiness and prosperity of their family and the growth of children.
Chant this mantras
- ऊं नागदेवतायै नम: |
- ‘ऊं नागकुलाय विद्महे विषदन्ताय धीमहि तन्नौ सर्प प्रचोद्यात् |
- अनन्तंवा सुकिं शेषंपद्मनाभं च कम्बलम्।
शंखपालं धार्तराष्ट्रं तक्षकं कालियं तथा ॥
एतानि नव नामानि नागानां च महात्मनाम्।
सायंका ले पठेन्नित्यं प्रात: काले विशेषत:।
तस्मै विषभयं नास्ति सर्वत्र विजयी भवेत्॥
Effect of Nag Pooja
On the day of Nag Panchami, apart from the direct worship of the snake god, at the place of worship of the house, eight snakes should be duly worshiped by making the shape of cow dung at the door. Offer flowers, turmeric, roli, Akshat, ghee, virtues after anointing with water. On this day there is a ritual of worshiping Anant, Vasuki, Padma, Mahapadma, Takshak, Kulir, Karkat, Shankh, Kalia and Pingal Nag Devta. The inauspicious effects of Rahu-Ketu can be pacified by worshiping these snakes.
Importance and Beliefs
Worshiping the serpent god on the day of Nag Panchami gives freedom from Kalsarp defects. The serpent god is also considered the protector of the house. It is said that worshiping the serpent god on this day also brings happiness, peace and prosperity in the house. At the same time, by worshiping with rules and regulations, Mahadev becomes pleased and fulfills every wish of a person. Apart from this, worshiping on Nag Panchami also reduces the effect of Kalsarp Dosh in the horoscope. Worshiping snakes on the day of Nag Panchami destroys the troubles of life. At the same time, the desired fruit is obtained. It is said that if a person sees snakes on this day, then it is considered very auspicious.