Saturday, 6 August 2016

Nagapanchami festival being observed today

Posted by Anup Baral August 6th, 2016 :
Nag Panchami is a traditional worship of snakes or serpents observed by Hindus throughout India and also in Nepal. The worship is offered on the fifth day of bright half of Lunar month of Shravan (July/August), according to the Hindu calendar.Hindus are observing the Nagapanchami festival today as per the time-honored tradition. Nagapanchami is a festival dedicated to Naga or the serpent god and is observed on the fifth day of the bright half of the Nepali month of Shrawan as per the lunar calendar.
On this day, the head of the family pastes a picture of the Naga or the snake god above the main door of the house and offers worship to the serpent deity. The Naga is taken as the god of water and rain, and as per the religious belief it is said that the house where the Naga deity resides is bestowed with wealth and prosperity.

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