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Nagara Panchami 2023 Date - Worship of Snakes on Shravan Panchami

Nagara Panchami, an important Hindu festival dedicated to Nagas or Snakes, is held on the fifth day of the Shukla Paksha or waxing phase of Amavasya in the Shravan month (mid July – mid August). Nagara Panchami 2023 date is August 21. The popular belief in Karnataka (especially in Tulunadu) in South India is that before humans appeared on earth, the whole earth was the home Nagas (serpents) and to accommodate human beings they went underground. Nagara Panchami puja is performed as thanksgiving to this kind act by the Nagas. The term Nagara Panchami is widely used in Karnataka. This festival is popularly known as Naga Panchami. On the Nagara Panchami day the main offering is a concoction made of sweetened milk mixed with honey and sugar. Early morning, places where there are Naga Murtis or Naga Prathishta are cleaned and decorated with flowers and turmeric powder. Special pujas are offered to the Naaga devas. Flowers of arecanut tree and flowers of fragrant screw pine

Nag Panchami Festival in Battis Shirala Village in Maharashtra 2023 – Display of Poisonous Snakes

Shirala Village in Maharashtra is famous for Snake or Naga Worship and display of Snakes during Naga Panchami  - in 2023 it is on August 21. The proof to it is that there are nearly Sixty Snake Clubs in Battis Shirala Village in Sangli District that display poisonous Snakes during the popular Hindu Nag Panchami Snake Festival. High Court had banned the display of Snakes and district administration has put several restrictions to prevent the capture of snakes but display of poisonous snakes continues. Indian Express Reports In 2002, a petition was filed by animal right activists saying that snakes were being ill treated during the festival. The High Court passed an interim order banning the display of Snakes. Since then the festival is held under strict observation of the district administration and forest department officials. The Villagers of Battis Shirala claim that they celebrate the festival peacefully without harming Snakes. Usually, around 300

Jiveshwar Jayanti - Bhagavan Jivheshwar Jayanthi

Bhagavan Jivheshwar Jayanti is the birth anniversary of Bhagavan Jiveshwar the spiritual mentor of the Swakula Sali community around the world. Bhagwan Jiveshwar Jayanti 2023 date is August 29. Jihveshwara Jayanthi is observed on the thirteenth day (Trayodashi) of the Shukla Paksha or waxing phase of moon in the Shravan month as per traditional calendar followed in Maharashtra . Bhagavan Jiveshwar is worshipped by Swakula Sali community. The name Jiveshwar comes from Jivha (tongue) and Ishvara (god), which means the one who is born out of tongue. The popular belief is that Bhagavan Jivheshwar manifested from the tongue of Shiva. The community specializes in weaving clothes. Swakula Sali community is today spread around the world and in India they are concentrated in Maharashtra , Karnataka and parts of Andhra Pradesh.