Nag Panchami 2023: नाग पंचमी Mahurat, Fast and Puja Vidhi

Nag Panchami is an auspicious festival that is celebrated on the 5th date of the bright half (Shukla Paksha) of Sawan Month. On this day, Snakes are worshipped. Women around the country worship Nag Devta and offer them milk. Generally, you will see that the day of Nag Panchami falls two days after the Hariyali Teej. Nag Panchami 2023 is being celebrated on 21st August 2023.

नाग पंचमी एक शुभ त्योहार है जो सावन महीने के शुक्ल पक्ष (शुक्ल पक्ष) की 5 तारीख को मनाया जाता है। इस दिन नागों की पूजा की जाती है। देश भर में महिलाएं नाग देवता की पूजा करती हैं और उन्हें दूध चढ़ाती हैं। आमतौर पर आप देखेंगे कि नाग पंचमी का दिन हरियाली तीज के दो दिन बाद पड़ता है।

According to English Calendar, Nag Panchami often falls in the month of July and August. In today’s post, we are sharing the details of Nag Panchami 2023 such as on which it will be celebrated, what is the story behind this festival, etc.

अंग्रेजी कैलेंडर के अनुसार, नाग पंचमी अक्सर जुलाई और अगस्त के महीने में आती है। नाग पंचमी। आज की पोस्ट में हम नाग पंचमी का विवरण साझा कर रहे हैं जैसे कि यह किस दिन मनाया जाएगा, इस त्योहार के पीछे की कहानी क्या है, आदि।

The Nag panchami was also celebrated on July 7 but in the states of Bihar, Jharkhand, and Rajasthan only. The Panchami tithi commenced at 3:13 am and ended at 12:18 midnight on July 7.

Nag Panchami 2023 Date

FestivalNag Panchami 2023
Nag Panchami 2023 DateAugust 21, 2023

When is Nag Panchami in 2023 and its Mahurat? (नाग पंचमी कब है)

  • The Nag Panchami 2023 is being celebrated on 21st August 2023.
  • It is believed that Nag Panchami in the year 2023 is special because it is going to fall on Monday.
  • Monday itself is considered a very auspicious day as per Hindu Mythology.
    • Nag Panchami Puja Muhurat – 05:53 AM to 08:30 AM
    • Duration – 02 Hours 36 Mins
    • Panchami Tithi Begins – 12:21 AM on August 21, 2023
    • Panchami Tithi Ends – 02:00 AM on August 22, 2023

Story Behind the celebration of Nag Panchami

(इस त्योहार के पीछे की कहानी )

There are many stories and legends related to the celebration of Nag Panchami. As per the “Hindu Puranas” and the Mahabharata, Kashyapa was the grandson of the Lord Brahma (Creator of the whole universe). He married two daughters of Parjapati Dakshna. The names of these daughters were Kadru and Vinata. Kadru gave birth to a Naga race. On the other hand, Vinata gave birth to Aruna. Arun eventually became the charioteer of the sun god, Surya. Vinata also gave birth to Garuda who become the carrier of Vishnu.

According to another account, Janmajeya who was the grandson of Arjun and son of Parikshit had organized for a Nag Yagya to take revenge from the snakes and devastate their entire clan. It is so because Parikshit was killed by Takshak Snake. The son of Rishi Jaratkaru, Aastik Muni stopped this Yagya to protect Nagas. The day on which this Yagya was stopped was Shravan Shukla Panchami. This is how Aastik Muni saved Takshak Snake. Since then, Shravan Shukla Panchami is celebrated as the Nag Panchami.

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Significance of Nag Panchami 

There are many significances of Nag Panchami as mentioned below.

  • According to the Hindu belief, snakes are considered as a deity since ancient times. So, Naga Puja is considered very important on the day of Naga Panchami.
  • It is believed that those who worship snakes on Nag Panchami get rid of the fear of serpents.
  • This festival is also significant for snake charmers because they receive money and milk for their snakes.
  • People also believe that feeding and bathing snakes with milk and worshipping them give devotees the recipient of unending divine blessings.
  • To keep their homes safe with the grace of snakes many people draw snakes on the door of their homes.
  • The following twelve sepent Gods are worshipped during Nag Panchami Puja.
    • Ananta
    • Vasuki
    • Shankhapala
    • Kaliya
    • Takshaka
    • Pingala
    • Shesha
    • Padma
    • Kambala
    • Karkotaka
    • Ashvatara
    • Dhritarashtra

Nag Panchami Mantra

The following mantras are recited on the occasion of Nag Panchami.

In Hindi

“नाग प्रीता भवन्ति शान्तिमाप्नोति बिअ विबोह् सशन्ति लोक मा साध्य मोदते सस्थित समः”,

“अनंतं वासुकीं शेषं पद्मनाभं च कंबलम्

शंखपालं धृतराष्ट्रं च तक्षकं कालियं तथा

एतानि नव नामानि नागानाम् च महात्मन:

सायंकाले पठेन्नित्यं प्रात:काले विशेषत:

तस्य विषभयं नास्ति सर्वत्र विजयी भवेत्”

Rough Translation of Mantra in English

“Let all be blessed by the snake goddess, let everyone obtain peace

Let all live peacefully without any turbulence”

“I reverently invoke the nine principle Nagas:

Ananta, Vasuki, Shesha, Padmanabha, Kambala,

Shankhapala, Dhritarashtra, Takshaka and Kaliya.

If prayed to daily in the morning, these illustrious Nagas will keep

one protected from all evils and help one become victorious in life.”

Nag Panchami Fast and Puja Vidhi

The Puja Vidhi varies as per different regions of India. However, given below are the general ritual followed during the Nag Panchami.

  • On this festival, you need to take dinner on Chaturthi and observe a fast on the next day i.e. Panchami.
  • During the puja, you need to place the image and earthen idol of the snake on a wooden stand.
  • At the time of Puja, you should offer turmeric, rice, vermillion, and flowers on Nag Devta.
  • While you worship the Nag Devta, the mixture of raw milk, sugar, Ghee should be present on the Wooden Stand on which you placed the Nag Devta.
  • Once the puja process gets over, you need to perform the Aarti.
  • You may also donate some amount to the Snake Charmers and offer milk to their snake.
  • To finish up the puja, you should listen to the Nag Panchami Katha.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the date of Nag Panchami in 2023?

Nag Panchami in 2023 is celebrated on August 21.

When is nag panchami shubh muhurat?

August 21, 2023, 05:53 AM to 08:30 AM

When will Panchami Tithi start?

The Panchami tithi starts at 12:21 AM on August 21, 2023

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