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On Nag Panchami Give Milk to Poor not to Nag Murtis and Ant Hills - Pontiff Jaya Mruthyunjaya Swamiji of Panchapeetha

Milk is offered to Nag Murtis (Snake idols) and Ant Hills on Naga Panchami day. In some extreme form of worship people feed live cobras – offering milk and eggs to the snakes, especially to cobras near snake pits. Pontiff Jaya Mruthyunjaya Swamiji of Panchapeetha in Karnataka asked people to stop the practice of pouring milk on Nag Murtis and Ant hills on Nagara Panchami day and asked to donate the milk to the poor and needy.  Times of India reports Pontiff Jaya Mruthyunjaya Swamiji of Panchapeetha distributed milk to small kids at DGM School on Kondajji road in Davanagere on Wednesday, to mark the celebration of 'nagara panchami' symbolically. He advised people not to pour milk on cobra idols or into termite mounds and instead give it to poor children. The programme was held as part of an awarenss programme for the public to correct their superstitious beliefs and help the needy. During Nag Panchami, some people also decorate snake pits, known as Va

Tamil Avani Masam 2022 – Aavani Month in Tamil Nadu Calendar in 2022

Avani Masam is the fifth month in a year in a traditional Tamil calendar. In 2021, Avani Masam begins on August 17 and ends on September 17. The most important festival in the month is Sri Krishna Jayanti on August 18 and Vinayaka Chaturthi on August 31. Avani Moolam is on August 9. Ekadasi dates in Avani Masam are on August 23 and September 6. Shiva Pradosham dates are on August 24 and September 8 Pillayar Sankatahara Chaturthi is on September 13 (Ganesh Sankashti Chaturthi) Aavani Amavasya is on August 27 Muruga Sashti Fasting is on September 12 Aavani Pournami or full moon day is on September 9 (Avani Avittam - Upakarma)