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Nimba Saptami - Nimb Saptami dedicated to Neem Tree

Nimba Saptami, also known as Nimb or Neemba, is dedicated to Neem Tree. It is observed on the seventh day during the Shukla Paksha (waxing phase) of Margashirsh month as per traditional Hindu calendar followed in North India. Nimba Saptami 2018 date is Decmeber 14. Nimba or Neemba is widely used in Hindu culture as a medicine.

Pujas are offered to Nimba tree on the day.

Such rituals in Hindu tradition are part of respecting nature and valuing each plant and animal in Nature.

The ritual is mainly observed on the day in North India. Neem Tree is of great significance in Hindu culture.

People chew the leaves of the tree on the day. It is bitter but is believed to be a treasure house of medicines.

Some people believe that observe the day is sort of a preparation to face the upcoming winter season.