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Takshak Puja – Takshak Poojan In Shravan Month

Takshak Puja is dedicated to the king of Nagas. It is observed on Nag Panchami day in Shravan month and also on the fifth day of the Shukla Paksha in Magha month (January – February). Takshak Puja 2024 in Shravan month is on August 9.

Special pujas are offered to Takshak on the day. He is the king of Nagas and pujas that are offered to him are part of the Nag Panchami puja.

The most famous incident involving Takshak is His becoming a worm and entering an apple and getting into the palace of Parikshith which was built in the middle of the sea. He then bit King Parikshith and killed him to fulfill a curse.

Takshak is also one among the Ashtanagas worshipped - eight main serpents.