Nag Panchami is the religious festival of Hindu community of India which is popularly celebrated all over the country. The festival is observed as the worshipping of serpents, who takes an important place in the many religious festivity.
Time to Celebrate:
Nag Panchami is celebrated on the fifth day of bright half of Shrawan month.
Snakes are usually worshipped since ancient times in the country because of their natural fear for biting nature through which survival of life is on chances. People offer milk in front of snakes in order to please them and for seeking the mercy. The serpents are commonly known as “Nag” henceforth the day is called Nag Panchami. It is believed that during the rainy season the possibilities of snake biting are increased and to overcome this people visited temples which are especially dedicated to snakes in order to worship them and offers milk. Processions are also observed in many Siva temples as it is believed that snakes are considered dearest to him.