Naag Panchami

This festival is celebrated on June’s fifth day after the new moon. This festival is dedicated to Nags, which are special snakes with important religious roles in the Hindu Mythology. In this day, Nepali traditionally post pictures of Nags above the doors of their homes to keep off evil spirits. They worship the nag by offering a symbol of milk (the white color liquid from the paste of rice). People keep milk for snakes near snake holes.

Panchami is observed properly every year the Nags provide us good health wealth and blessing during our life. If Nags are angry they make us sick and no medicine can heal.

Do: visit the Naagpokhari of Kathmandu to observe the ritual naagpooja taking place. You will also see photos of Naags and mantras posted on the doors of Nepalese houses