Naga Panchami

Naga Panchami is a Hindu festival that is celebrated on the fifth day of the bright half of the lunar month of Shravana (July/August). The festival is dedicated to worshipping the Nagas, which are serpentine deities in Hindu mythology.

On Naga Panchami, people offer milk, flowers, and sweets to snake idols and pictures of Nagas. They also visit temples and snake pits to pay their respects to the Nagas. In some regions, people also offer prayers to live snakes that are found in their homes or nearby areas.

The festival is believed to have originated as a way of appeasing the Nagas, who were considered powerful and potentially dangerous deities. It is also believed that worshipping the Nagas can bring good fortune and protect against snake bites.

Naga Panchami is celebrated in various parts of India, particularly in regions where snakes are more prevalent, such as Maharashtra, Karnataka, and Andhra Pradesh. It is an important festival for farmers and those who rely on agriculture, as they believe that worshipping the Nagas can bring rain and a bountiful harvest.

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