Nags Panchami is celebrated in India to honor the Snake-God. This event generally falls in the month of July or August. Many observe a fast one day earlier (Naga Chaturthi) or on the day of the festival. This festival is celebrated popularly in the rural areas, the significance of the occasion is fast catching on, with many city dwellers also partaking in the festivities. Hindu mythology often compares a snake to the human ego and many fall victim to this evil trait. Humility guides one in the path of righteousness and thus conquers the evil that lurks within in the form of ego. On Naga Panchami day, it is advised to practice humility and make it a habit so it becomes a subconscious effort in day to day life. Those who have mastered their ‘Ahankar’ (vanity or ego) are considered enlightened and worthy of emulation.
July 18, 2017 | Total Views : 106