Mangalore, August 11: Nagara Panchami feast of the clime and everyone, who belongs to Hindu religion, celebrates this either in their own house or in the religious places.
According to Hindu calendar during the fifth day of Ujwala pksha in the month of shraavana, Nagara Panchami celebrates across the nation and it is one of the most religious days of the coastal Karnataka people.
On this day people adores god of serpents Subramanya and this day everyone gets up in the early morning and feed the milk, tender coconut to Naga’s temple and also they dedicate the kedhage, sampige and hingara flowers to the god.
This fest id also called as siblings’ fest. We can see the worship of Naga in Jaina and Buddhist religion also. According the mythology some people celebrates this feast for Krishna’s winning against the bad serpent Kaalinga. Hence to recall, people makes special dish by the turmeric leaf called’Kadubu’, which is special on this day and invite the guests to their house.
Today People celebrated this fest at Shri Anantha Padmanabaha temple, Kadri Shree Manjunatha Temple, Sharavu Mahaganapathi Temple, Muneeshwara temple, Durga Parameshwari temple and Kalikamba temple by dedicating the tender coconut, turmeric, panchamrutha to sculpture of Naga.
Naraga Panchami: Photos of worshiping god Naga at Hejamadi kodi