Nag Pachami, the Snake God festival

24 July 2012

Naga Panchami is the festival of snakes celebrated on the fifth day of the bright fortnight in the month of Shriven. The festival falls during the rainy months and is believed to counter the increased possibility of a snake bite during this time.

People visit temples specially dedicated to snakes and worship them. Shiva temples are also favoured places for veneration as snakes are considered dear to him. People put images of snakes on the entrance to the house to welcome the snake god.

The worshiping can be also seen in Kathmandu at Nag Pokkari pound, in Naxal.

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