नागपंचमी (Nagapanchami)

Popularly known as the festival in honour of snakes, it is celebrated during the bright fortnight of the month of Shravana. In the celebration, in the South images of Snakes are crafted in cowdung on either side of the entrance to the house as a mark of welcome to snake God and offering of milks are given in the holes around the house. The festival is widely observed by the women folk who seek protection from the snakes otherwise known as Nagas.It begins with a fast. Bathing fairs are held on the banks of rivers.
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