What should I offer for Naga Devatha?

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 Naga Pooja at home?

Nag Panchami Puja Vidhi

  1. Cleanse the Puja room with Gangajal or water.
  2. In a Chaupayi, spread a piece of fresh cloth.
  3. Then carefully place the idol or image of the Snake God.
  4. Then place an oil lamp next to the idol, preferably to the right.
  5. Then light the lamp.

What is Ashta Naga Pooja?

The ashta naga pooja is a special ritual performed for ashta Nagas (eight snakes). The main eight snakes are Anantha, Gulika, Vasuki, Shankapala, Thakshaka, Mahapadma, Padma and Karakodaka. The pooja offers Noorum Paalum through Thelichukuda ritual to each snake deity separately.

Who is Naga Devatha?

Nagadevatha temple is a Hindu temple located in the city of Devanhalli, in the state of Karnataka, India. It is the ancestral temple of a Devanahalli family. The temple is close to 400 years old and has been recently renovated.

What powers do Nagas have?

They are nature spirits (some are worshiped as deities) associated with and protectors of waters, rivers, lakes, seas and wells. They bring rain, and thus fertility and prosperity, and are guardians of treasure, but are also able to cause natural disasters such as floods and drought.

Are Nagas good or evil?

The snakelike Nagas are not figures of evil like the serpent of Christian stories. Although some stories describe Nagas as Garuda’s enemies, whom he perpetually punishes, Nagas are also worshiped in their own right. In South India, for example, Nagas can bring fertility, and women seek their aid in having children.

Can we keep Subramanya idol at home?

The idol of God should never be placed in a temple or anywhere else in the house in such a way that its back part is not visible. The idol should be visible from the front. Looking at the back of God’s idol is not considered auspicious.

What should not eat in Nag Panchami?

Fasting on Nag Panchami The fast begins at sunrise and continues till sunset. After that ‘kheer’ is offered to the snake God and the fast is broken. Fried and salty foods are not consumed on this day.

What is the difference between Naga and Sarpa?

Sarpa are the species of reptiles which are legless and carnivorous commonly know as snakes. Naga are the specific types of snake mostly found in the Indian subcontinent which are highly poisonous commonly known as cobra. A ‘Sarpa’ is a general word for ‘Snake’.

How do you worship Naga?

Worship. On day of Naga Panchami, Nagas, cobras, and snakes are worshipped with milk, sweets, flowers, lamps, and even sacrifices. Naga or serpent deities made of silver, stone, wood, or paintings on the wall are first bathed with water and milk and then worshipped with the reciting of the following mantras.

Are Naga good or bad?

naga, (Sanskrit: “serpent”) in Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism, a member of a class of mythical semidivine beings, half human and half cobra. They are a strong, handsome species who can assume either wholly human or wholly serpentine form and are potentially dangerous but often beneficial to humans.

What is the importance of Naga Pooja?

Naga Pooja is performed to appease the snake gods. The idols of serpents are worshipped with milk, flowers, and lighted diyas to receive their blessings for gaining fame, wealth, and knowledge. It is also done as a remedy for Sarpa Dosha.

Where is the Naga Devatha Temple?

After thorough discussion between the trustees, taking Vastushastra into consideration, it was decided to build the Naga Devatha temple to the east of the Ashtamukha Gandabherunda Lakshmi Narsimha Swamy temple, right next to the Pushkarini.

How to do pooja for snake god?

1) Clean the Pooja room with Gangajal or water. 2) Spread a clean cloth on a Chaupayi. 3) Place the idol or image of the Snake God on it. 4) Place an oil lamp next to the idol, preferably on the right side. 5) Light the lamp. 6) Offer Sankalpa (vow to perform the Pooja with devotion). 7) Sprinkle some water and milk on the idol.

What is the importance of Naga Panchami?

Naga Panchami is also called Naga Chaturthi or Garuda Panchami. Women keep fast on this day and perform Naga Pooja. Dry fruits, milk, etc., are offered to the Naga devatas or snake gods at temples and snake pits. Ashtanag, or the seven-hooded cobra, is worshipped on this day.