What is the story behind Nag Panchami?
The festival of Nag Panchami began when Takshak, the king of snakes, stalked King Janamejaya’s father Parikshit and killed him. To avenge his death, King Janamejaya conducted a yajna to eliminate the entire Naga caste.
How is Naag Panchami celebrated?
Nag Panchami is celebrated on the fifth day in the month of shravana (July/August), according to the Hindu calendar. On this day, people go to temples to worship snake deities, and in some cases to snake pits to worship real snakes, where they make offerings like milk, sweets, and flowers to the snakes.
What can you eat on Nag Panchami?
It is believed that rice dishes and laddus are liked by Naaga devatha. So people will offer varieties of dishes like halbai, kadubu, ladoo (unde), arishina ele kadubu, ellu panchakajjaya etc., The dishes or recipes prepared on Nagara panchami varies from region to region.
Is it good to see a snake on Nag Panchami?
On this day, Hindus worship Naga Devta (serpent Gods). It’s said that observing fast on the day of Nag Panchami offers sure protection against the fear of snakebite. On this day, idols/photos of serpent Gods are worshipped with milk, sweets, flowers, and lamps. At many places, devotees also offer milk to live snakes.
How do Nag Panchami fast?
For Naga Panchami day, Women fast the previous day. They then on the Naga Panchami Day, take bath at dawn and pray at the tharavad Sarpa kavu. They take the Thirtham milk home. A Chembarathi (Hibiscus) flower is dipped in the milk and sprinkled on the brother’s back and then do an arthi.
What is Basant Panchami in English?
The entire nation is celebrating Basant Panchami, also popularly known as Saraswati Puja, on Tuesday, February 16. The festival marks the preparation for the arrival of spring season or ‘Basant’ and people (mostly students) worship goddess Saraswati, who is considered the goddess of knowledge, art and music on the day.
Can we eat non veg on Basant Panchami?
On Saraswati Puja, we aren’t allowed to eat Non-veg food, and no ‘anna’ or rice after sunset. So meals are generally Khichuri, Labra, Chatni (Kedgeree/Khichri, mixed vegetables, chutney) and fries or papad.
Why do people wear yellow on Basant?
During the puja, people choose to wear yellow traditional clothing and accessories to honour the goddess. A third reason is a belief that the colour yellow signifies knowledge, learning and happiness in Hindu culture.
What Colour does Saraswati like?
Why do we wear yellow clothes?
It is said that this colour is considered to be the colour of Jupiter i.e. Guru in astrology and guru is considered auspicious home and Thursday is also known as Guruvar. On this day, Guru is worshipped and the yellow clothes worn on this day are considered especially auspicious which all of you should wear.
What does yellow stand for?
On one hand yellow stands for freshness, happiness, positivity, clarity, energy, optimism, enlightenment, remembrance, intellect, honor, loyalty, and joy, but on the other, it represents cowardice and deceit. A dull or dingy yellow may represent caution, sickness, and jealousy.
Why do I like the color yellow?
Having the color yellow as your favorite color means that you are probably a very communicative person that enjoys a challenge. Making friends is not a problem. Getting to know people and talking to them is something that comes quite easy to you, and even if you are shy, you are still communicative toward others.