6 November 2013, Nagula Chavithi

Naga Panchami

Naga Panchami

November 6, 2013 is Nagula Chavithi. Nag Chaturthi, Nagula Chavithi is an auspicious day to observe Naga Puja. It is observed on the fourth day after Diwali Amavasya during Kartik month. This Vrata is also known as ‘Trilochana Gauri Vratham’.

Nag Panchami and Nagasashti are observed after Naga Chaturthi. The dates to observe Naga Panchami is 7th November and Naga Sashti is on 8th November. Naga Chaturthi is also celebrated in Shravan month, just the day before Naga Panchami.

Naga Chaturthi Puja – Nagula Chavithi Pooja

Nag Chaturthi or Nagula Chavithi, a festival to worship Nag Devatas (Serpent Gods), is mainly a women festival. Nagula Chavithi is observed by married women for 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 Mantras

Sarpa Suktam, a prayer to chant during Naga Puja

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