Thursday, May 9, 2013

Short Essay on 'Nag Panchami' (200 Words)

'Nag Panchami' is a famous festival of Hindus. It falls on the fifth day of the Krishna Paksha in the month of Shravan according to Hindu Calendar. It is celebrated across all over India. It generally falls in the month of July or August according to Modern Calendar.

There are many stories behind the celebration of this festival. The most popular legend is about Lord Krishna. When Krishna was just a young boy. he was playing the game of throwing the ball with his friends. During the play, the ball fell into Yamuna River. The legend, how Krishna vanquished Kalia Serpent and saved the people.

Nag PanchamÄ« is a festival during which Hindus worship live Nagas (cobras) or images of them. In South India, Nag Panchami is a festival that brings siblings together to celebrate their family's well-being. On this day, married women and girls wake up early in the morning. They take bath, arrange for puja, and go to the nearest ant hill (snake's home) to perform puja. Traditionally, married young women visit their premarital house to celebrate this festival. Celebration of Nag Panchami involves women swinging on swings hung on tree branches.