Naga means ‘serpent’ and ‘Panchami’ is the fifth day of the fortnight (paksha) in the Hindu lunar calendar
Nag Panchami (also known as Nagula Panchami or Nagula Chavithi) is an important hindu festival celebrated in many parts of India on the fifth day after Amavasya of the Hindu Calendar month Shraavana (July /August).
In 2017, Nag Panchami will be celebrated on 247h July 2017.
On this day people worship the snake, “nag”. People visit temples specially dedicated to snakes and worship them. People also worship Lord Shiva on ths day as snakes are dear to lord shiva.
Naga Panchami Puja / Worship Process :
On day of Naga Panchami nine prominent Serpent Gods, namely, Ananta, Vasuki, Padmanabha, Sesha, Kambala, Shankhapala, Dhruthrashtra, Takshaka and Kalia are worshipped. These Nagas are fed with milk and worshipped by various rituals and pujas.
As a general custom, people worship the live cobras or their pictures and perform religious rites to protect themselves from snakebites.
In South India, people craft images of snakes using cow dung on either side of the entrance to the house to welcome the snake god.
Please find below Nag Panchami SMS, Text Messages and Greetings :
Nag Panchami English SMS :
May Lord Shiva Bless you and
your family on the
auspicious occasion of
Happy Nag Panchami.
May Nag Devta bless you with
all prosperity and happiness
Subh Nag Panchami to all of your family.
Nag Panchami Hindi Text Messages :
Es Nag Panchami par Ishwar Ke Shubh
Aashirvad sadaiv aap par bane rahe !
Nag Panchami Mangalmay Ho !!!!!
Shivji Ke gale Me swar
Apne Fn Pr Lekar Pruthwi ko
liya Hai Tar
Aise Nag Devata Ko
Hamara Koti Koti Prnam
Happy Nag Panchami!
Other Religious Believes Associated with Snakes :
The thousand-headed Shesh Nag who symbolises Eternity is the couch of Lord Vishnu.
In Jainism and Buddhism also snake is regarded as sacred and has divine qualities. It is believed that a Cobra snake saved the life of Buddha and another protected the Jain Muni Parshwanath.