Nagula Chavithi is an auspicious day to observe Naga Puja. Nagula Chavithi is observed on the fourth day after Deepavali Amavasya during Kartika masam. Nagula Chavithi 2010 date is 9th November. Nag Panchami and Nagasashti are observed after Naga Chaturthi. The dates to observe Naga Panchami is November 10 and Naga Sashti is on November 11. Naga Chaturthi is also celebrated in Shravan month, just the day before Naga Panchami.
Nagula Chavithi Pooja:
Nagula Chavithi, a festival to worship Nag Devatas (Serpent Gods), is mainly a women festival. Nagula Chavithi is observed by married women for their wellbeing of their children. During the Chavithi festival, women keep fast and observe Naga Puja. Devotees offer milk and dry fruits to Sarpa Devata at the Valmeekam or Putta (snake pits). On Nag Chaturthi day, Ashtanag (seven hooded cobra) is worshipped.
Nagula Chavithi in Kartika masam is a major festival in Andhra Pradesh and some parts of Karnataka. The rituals and puja procedures are different from place to place. Some people place Naga devatha idol at home and perform puja. But in some places, devotees go to ‘Putta (Snake pit) and offer naivedyam and perform other pujas there.