Wednesday, 26 July 2017

The Story about Naag Panchami

Nag Pooja is prevalent in our country since ancient times. While highlighting the history of this festival in Varah Puran, it has been said that Brahma, on the day of Naag Panchami, had sanctified Sheshnag with his offerings. Shivaji wears the snake charmers, Lord Vishnu sleeps on Lord Sheshnag, therefore, the Naag Panchami festival is celebrated for Shukran Panchami of Shravan month every year for their worship.

Nagakatha in the Puranas: The stories of the Mahabharata reveal that Nag was a caste of India which used to struggle with the Aryans. The Astik sage tried very hard to create harmony between the Aryans and the serpents. They also succeeded in their work. The two were tied in each other's love threads. Even the marital relations started to happen. Thus the endless struggle ended. The name of the sage is still taken for the liberation of the serpent fear.


Serpent mantras specially use the name of the Astik , often. It also indicates that there is an interpersonal relationship between the Nag caste and the serpent reader Nag. It is also famous that Patanjali was the incarnation of the legendary grammar Patanjali Sheshnag. There is a Nagakup in Varanasi where even now there is a tradition of scholarship in Vaiyanakan scholars on the day of Nag Panchami.

Nag Panchami in the rainy season: There are also solid reasons behind celebrating Nag Panchami in the rainy season. Actually, the snakes come out after water is flooded in bills in the rainy season. They come and hide in residential areas, roads, farms, gardens and clusters in search of shelter. In such a way, we all are frightened by seeing them. However the truth is that as much as humans are afraid of snakes, they are also afraid of humans. They do not attack without being hurt or tarnished. In such a way, they do not cause any harm to us, for this, the practice of pleasing them is natural.

Tradition of Nag Pooja: Nag Pooja is prevalent in our country from ancient times. While highlighting the history of this festival in Varah Puran, it has been said that Brahma, on the day of the present day, had sanctified Sheshnag with his offerings. In addition to doing invaluable service in the form of earth holding by them, there are other important functions of Nag Jatis. Vaasuki Nag's rope was made at the time of sea churning. This is the reason that even the names of the serpents have been greeted in Vedas. Yajurveda has written:

In Agni Purana, 80 clans of Nagas are mentioned. Among them nine are the chief. There is also a reference to the memory of their names:


Nag Pooja: Proof of respect for serpents has been obtained in many places. In South India, Nag is an extremely ancient giant statue. Even in the caves of Ajanta, the pictures of the unprovoked remains. In Malabar, some land has been left out for serpents called 'Nagaan'. Naga people in Nagaland, in the eastern region of India, call themselves children of snakes. In the ancient texts, there is the description of the serpent. Since ancient times, snakes are found in Greek and Egyptian temples. There is also a Nag temple in Beijing's capital Beijing. Snake worship is common in many countries like Norway, Sweden, and Africa.

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