Nag Panchami is a widely celebrated festival in the states of Maharashtra, West Bengal and Southern India. Women worship Nag Devta and offer milk to snakes on this day. Women also pray for the wellness of their brothers and family.
It is believed that any Puja offered to snakes would reach to the serpent Gods. Hence people worship live snakes on the day as representative of serpents Gods who are revered and worshipped in Hinduism. Snakes protect the crop from the damage caused by rats and other creatures. Snakes have had an important role in Hindu Mythology.
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