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Nag Panchami

Nag Panchami, the snake festival is one of the bright and colorful festival of Jodhpur, celebrated in honour of the serpent, King Cobra (Naga). Held during the Bhadtapada Budi Panchami (August-September), this festival is celebrated with ancient traditions and medieval customs. During nag panchami, all the temple dedicated to Lord Shiva are adorned with flowers and lights. Hindu's believe that snakes are an inseparable part of Lord Shiva's accessories and praying to them on Nag Panchami will prevent them from stinging. So on this day, devotees gather at the snake temples to offer their worship and prayers to the stone or metal images of the huge serpent Ananta or Sesha. 

During Nag Panchami celebrations, huge effigies of the snake king cobra are displayed all over Jodhpur. Women and ladies fast and offer prayers to the serpent king and sprinkle turmeric and vermilion on live snakes and offer them bananas, milk, ghee and rice on a belief that if the snake drinks the milk it would be considered as an auspicious sign and the devotees consider themselves lucky.

On the day of Nag panchami, snake charmers perform special rituals and fast. The major attraction of the festival is the performances of Kalbeliya dancers (women of the snake charmer community) in open-air according to the tunes of frenzied rhythm. 

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  By :  priya pandey smiley
  Jul 21, 2017 4:52:42 PM | lucknow Reply to this Comment/ Review
नाग पंचमी के दिन भगवान शिव, सम्पूर्ण शिव दरबार और नागों की पूजा करनी चाहिए। इस दिन नागों की पूजा करने से, दर्शन करने, नाम लेने से नागदेवता प्रसन्न होते हैं।

  By :  priya pandey smiley
  Jul 20, 2017 1:40:17 PM | lucknow Reply to this Comment/ Review
श्रावण माह के शुक्ल पक्ष की पंचमी को नाग पंचमी का पर्व मनाया जाता है। पंचमी तिथि के स्वामी नाग देवता हैं। नाग पंचमी नागों / साँपो की पूजा के लिए मनाया जाता है।