When is Nag Panchami (नाग पंचमी) in 2016

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If yes, you have come to the right place. Nag Panchami (नाग पंचमी) in 2016 will be observed on Sunday, 7th August.

As per Hindu calendar, Nag Panchami (नाग पंचमी) is celebrated on fifth day of Shravana month.

Nag Panchami (नाग पंचमी) is a widely celebrated festival in the states of Maharashtra, West Bengal and Southern India. On this day Hindus all over the world worship Naag Devta (Cobra snake) and offer milk. The festival of Nag Panchami (नाग पंचमी) is usually observed in the month July or August . However, Nag Panchami (नाग पंचमी) in 2016 will be observed on Sunday, 7th August.

Worshiping a snake on this day is the most important ritual followed by people of Maharashtra and West Bengal. Shravan marks the beginning of monsoon season in India. Snakes can be seen in plenty as they come out of their pits in order to get rid of rain water. According to Hindu legends, Snakes protect the crop from the damage caused by rats and other creatures. Snakes have had an important role in Hindu Mythology. the most known ones are Anant, Vasuki, Shesh, Padma, Kanwal, Karkotak, Kalia, Aswatar, Takshak, Sankhpal, Dhritarashtra and Pingal.