Nag Panchami 2024- What Is Its Importance?

Significance And Rituals Of Celebrating Nag Panchami
Nag Panchami 2024

Nag Panchami 2024

Significance And Rituals Of Celebrating Nag Panchami

India is known for its diverse festival celebrations, and Nag Panchami is one of them. It is one of the unique Hindu festivals celebrated during Shravan month.

This year it will be celebrated on 9th August 2024, Friday. Nag refers to 'serpent or snake', and Panchami refers to the 5th day of Shukla Paksha or Krishna Paksha.

Snakes are worshipped in temples during Nag Panchami, and it is celebrated in India, Nepal etc. It is said that worshipping snakes on this day can help you to get rid of the fear of snakes. 

When Nag Panchami is celebrated?

According to the Hindu calendar, Nag Panchami is celebrated on the 5th day of the Shukla Paksha of the holy month of Shravan (July-August). This year Nag Panchami will be celebrated on 9th August 2024, Friday.

Nag Panchami is celebrated in July-August as it is the rainy month when snakes come out of their burrows; hence their visibility is more in this season than in others.

Though there are many snake deities but Ananta, Vasuki, Shesha, Padma, Kambala, Karkotak, Ashvatara, Dhritarashtra, Shankhapala, Kalia, Takshak and Pingala are the main 12 snakes who are worshipped on this day.

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How Nag Panchami is celebrated?

On this day, some devotees visit Nag temples or bring the idols of snakes at home and worship them. Serpents are believed to be dear to Lord Shiva. Real snakes and snake charmers are also seen in many Nag temples on this day.

People wear new clothes, collect offerings for snakes and also chant a special nag mantra.

Milk is considered an important offering to snakes; it is believed that it will keep their families safe from snake bites. Some people also consider it wrong to use black iron utensils or dig the earth on this auspicious day.

Where Nag Panchami is celebrated?

Nag Panchami is an auspicious festival for Hindus and is celebrated in India, Nepal and other places. In India, Nag Panchami is celebrated enthusiastically in Battis Shirala village in Maharashtra.

The celebration of Nag Panchami can also be seen in and around the Nagpur district of Maharashtra. On the other hand, Nag Panchami is also celebrated in Gujarat, but it is celebrated during Krishna Paksha.

In Gujarat, Nag Panchami is known as Nag Pancham. Nag Panchami is also considered one of the important festivals of South India.


Nag Panchami is observed on the Shukla Paksha Panchami in the month of Shravan (July-August) according to the Hindu calendar. This year it will be celebrated on 9th August 2024, Friday.

In Nag Panchami, snakes are worshipped where women pray for their brothers and families. On this day, serpents are worshipped in many Nag temples in India and offer milk to them.

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