Nagula panchami ni all the Hindus celebrate every year on the 5th day (Panchami) of the Shravana month. Ee festival lo mukhyam ga snakes ni pujistham. Aa roju poddunne lechi intlo pujali cheskoni, we first go to a nearby temple and snakes ki milk and prasadam pedtham. Ivanni ayyake mana food gurinchi chustham.
But why is this festival celebrated?
Mythology prakaram, deeni venaka chaala reasons unay. One reason being, a deadly snake Kalia Yamuna River ni vishabharitam chestundaga, akkada unna janalaki neellu taagadam chaala kashtam aipoindi. Krishna, as a child Avatar of Lord Vishnu, thana friends tho nadi odduna aadukuntunnaga, nadi lo vaade aade ball padipoyindi. To get the ball back, krishnudu gets into the river and akkada Kalia ni odakotti bayataki ochestharu. Kalia takes away all the poison from the river and Krishna in return blesses him that on this day of Panchami that snakes ni milk samarpinchi pujalu chesthe, his kashtalu pothayi and oka happy future untadi.
Mana Telugu states lo, ee festival snake pujas tarvata brothers and sisters enjoy chestharu. Sisters rub milk and water on the eyes of their brothers. Deeni venaka unna oka stories goes like, a little girl thana brother ni Ketaki flower naga puja ki temmani thana brother ki cheptundi. Ee flower teche process lo, the brother dies due to snake bite. Idi jariginanduku, the little girl prays and fasts begging nagaraju to take the poison off and thana annaya ni bratikinchukuntundi. The sister appudu oka oimtment ni brother spine meeda rub chestundi wanting that there is no hardship to him anymore.