Snakes are feared by people across the world but in India snakes are given a divine position and are worshipped to seek blessings. The Indian Hindu community celebrates the snake festival which is popularly referred to as Naga Panchami or Nagula Chavithi. This auspicious day falls on the fifth waxing moon of the Hindu calendar month called shravan. This month usually falls during the period of July and August, which is a rainy season, compelling the snakes to come to the surface of the earth. August 15th, 2018 is considered as the Shravana Shukla Panchami and is considered the right time to offer prayers to the Snake God. The nine snake lords invoked during this day are Ananta, Sesha, Shankhapala, Kaliya, Vasuki, Kambala, Takshaka, Padmanabha and Dhruthrashtra.
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