Garuda Panchami puja is dedicated to Garuda or Garuthmantha. Puja procedure of this puja involves very easy steps. First of all, sanctify the pooja room and place Garuda photo. Draw five Rangoli patterns or Kolam designs in front of the Garuda photo or idol. On the kolams, place a banana leaf or the sanctified cloth. On that leaf, put some rice and spread them. Place an idol or photo of Aadisesha, Divine Serpent.
Garuda Panchami 2013 date is August 11.
Now you can start the puja with placing a Ganapati, made up of Turmeric powder. Recite some slokas of Gauri Devi along with the stotras of Ganesha. After the puja procedure, offer some naivedya to the Lord. Take food after the puja ends.
There is a doubt infact, why Nag or the Serpent God idol should be placed during the puja? It has a reason; when you perform Garuda Puja, there is a chance of getting Naga dosha. To pacify the effect of the Naga dosha, Naga Devata is also worshipped. Performing Garuda Panchami Puja by married women blesses their children with great wisdom and helath. Garuda Panchami is also popular as Naga Panchami.