Nag Panchami 2017 Date, Time & History
Nag Panchami is an auspicious day to worship Naga and Naga Puja on Shravan Month. In Indian tradition and mythology, snakes are seen as entities of strength and renewal. It is one of the sacred Indian festivals dedicated to the snake-God. This Nag Panchami 2017 festival gets its name from the fact that it is celebrated on the fifth day (Panchami) of the Moonlight fortnight of the Hindu month of Shravan (July/August).
When is Nag Panchami Date, Puja Muhurat
Shukla Paksha Panchami during Shravan month is observed as Nag Panchami. Usually, it falls two days after Hariyali Teej. As per tithi, this year Nag Panchami 2017 Date begins on 21st July from 07:01 AM and ends on 28th July 06:38 AM. The Nag Panchami Puja Muhurat is from 07:01 AM to 08:36 AM on 27th July 2017. It is believed that worshipping snakes will be received by Naga Devata. The Hindus worship snakes on Panchami and also in 26 countries.
History of Nag Panchami
According to the Indian mythology, Janamejaya, the son of King Parikshit of Kuru dynasty was performing a snake sacrifice known as Sarpa Satra, to avenge the death of his father from a snake bit by the snake king called Taksaka. A Sacrificial fireplace has been specially erected and the fire sacrifices to kill all the snakes in the world. Janamejaya was so powerful which causes all snakes into the Yagna.
The priests found that only Takshaka who had killed Parisksihit and escaped to Indra seeking his protection, the sages increased the tempo of mantras to drag Takshaka and also Indra to the sacrificial fire. The scared gods who then appealed to powerful Manasadevi to intervene and resolve the crisis. She then requested her son Astika to go to the fire of the Yagna and appeal to the Janamejaya to stop Sarpa Satra Yagna.
Nag Panchami Timing & Puja Muhurat
Nag Panchami Tithi Begins-7:01 AM on 27th July, 2017
Nag Panchami Tithi Ends- 6:38 AM on 28th July, 2017
Puja Muhurat-07:01 AM to 08:36 AM
Basing on the Nag Panchami Puja Muhurat everyone will celebrate this day. According to the Hindu calendar, Nadivardhini Panchami is celebrated on the fifth day of bright fortnight of the lunar month.