Naga Panchami 2013, Nagula Panchami 2013 date, Nag Pancham

Nag Panchami (Naga Panchami Puja, Nagula Panchami), is the festival of snakes observed in Shravan month. In 2013, Nag Panchami date is August 11, Sunday. Naga Chaturthi Upvaas date is August 10, Saturday.

In some North Indian calendars, Nag Panchami in 2013 date is listed as July 27.

Nag Panchami festival dedicated to Naga devatas (Serpent Gods), falls on the Shravan Shukla Panchami (fifth day in Shukla paksha during Sawan month).

Naga Panchami 2013 date in USA – as per Hawaii, CST, EST, MST, PST timezones – August 11th

Naga Panchami 2013 date in UK & Europe – August 11th

Naga Panchami 2013 date in UAE & Gulf countries - August 11th

Naga Panchami 2013 date in Malaysia - August 11th

Naga Panchami 2013 date in Singapore - August 11th

Naga Panchami 2013 date in Australia - August 12th

Naga Panchami 2013 date in New Zealand - August 12th

On the day of Naga Panchami, nine prominent Serpent Gods (Nagas or snake Gods) are fed with milk and worshipped by certain rituals and pujas. Ananta, Vasuki, Padmanabha, Sesha, Kambala, Shankhapala, Dhruthrashtra, Takshaka and Kaliya are the nine prominent Serpent Gods.

Slokam to remember all the nine names of Naga Devatas:

Anantam Vasukim Sesham Padmanabham cha Kambalam
Shankhapalam Dhartarashtram Taxakam Kaliyam thatha
Etani navanamani cha mahatmanam

The sloka means – the above mentioned 9 Naga devatas are most auspicious and important serpent gods.

Nag Panchami festival

Nag Panchami festival

Legend of Naga Panchami:

Nag Panchami is celebrated all over India, but on different dates as mentioned above. Naga Panchami commemorates various legends and stories. One of these legends tells us about the victory of Lord Sri Krishna on Serpent Kaliya on the day of Shravan Shukla Panchami.

Nag Panchami is also celebrated as Garuda Panchami. On Naga Panchami day, people of North India and East India observe Ashtanag Puja. Ashtanag Puja is dedicated to Goddess Manasa, who is also called as the Queen of Serpents. Read Nag Panchami Puja Procedure (Naga Panchami Vrat Vidhi) here.

In 2012, Naga Panchami date was July 23, 2012 (Monday). Nag Chaturthi Upvaas 2012 was on July 22 (Sunday).

45 Comments

  1. For 2012, July 23rd seems to be particularly significant from many religious perspectives. It is the Nag Panchami in the Hindu religion, falls within the Ramadan and occupies an important Zodiac node – Leo. Definitely, worth observing!

  2. Isn’t wonderfully coincident that Ancient Egypt revered the royal Cobra Wadjet on the 5th day of the Lunation?

  3. A very good cult of the lord is this service of the giving sacred information of festivals and other rituals.It is divine superb and outstanding

  4. The name ‘Dhruthrashtra’ in the English translation has to be changed to ‘Dhartarashtra’ in consonance with that mentioned in the sloka quoted. These names are not synonymous; Dhartarashtra means son of Dhruthrashtra. Please carry out the correction.

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