Shri Nag Panchami
Nagas are semi-divine snake-like beings, capable of taking a human form. They tend to be very curious. According to traditions nāgas are only malevolent to humans when they have been mistreated. They are susceptible to mankind’s disrespectful actions in relation to the environment. They are also associated with waters—rivers, lakes, seas, and wells—and are generally regarded as guardians of natural treasure.
The Naga Shesha supports the Earth and serves as a bed for Lord Vishnu and his beloved consort, Lakshmi.
Nagas are believed to inhale stale air and exhale fresh airIt is Important to honor the Nagas because they bring the nurturing rains to the Valley. Nagas are believed to inhale stale air and exhale fresh air, so that all living beings can thrive. They are environmentally corrective beings. Let us worship them with respect and devotion.
Here’s wishing you a wet and wild Nag Panchami!
Love & Pranams, Billy Forbes, Kathmandhu