Nag Panchami is celebrated on the fifth day of bright half of the lunar month of Shravana. Generally it falls on July / August month of the English calendar. The Nag Panchami festival is observed by Hindu devotees throughout India, Nepal and other countries Hindu adherents live.
Indian scriptures such as Agni Purana , Shanda Purana, Narada Purana and the Mahabharata depict the history of snakes worship.
Acoording to the Mahabharata this day sage Astika ( son of Manasadevi) stops the Sarpa Satra Yagna that has been performed by Janamejaya to avenge for the death of his father from a snake bite by the snake king Takshaka. ( the son of king Parikshit of Kuru dynasty ) and saves the life of Indra , Takshaka and other serpants. Since then the fifth day of bright half of the lunar month of Shravana is celebrated as a festival day of the snakes or nagas / Nag Panchami.
According to the Garuda Purana, offering prayers to snake on this day is highly auspicious . Apart from the revealed scripture,the story of Nag Panchaami has been mentioned in many folk tales also.
This year , the festival of Nag Panchami will be observed on 25 July, 2020, Saturday.
This auspicious tithi began at 02 : P.M. yesterday , 24 th July 2020 and will end at 12 : 02 P.M. 25th July 2020.
This year Nag Panchami Puja Muharat is from 05 : 39 am to 08 : 22 am.