Celebration of Nag Panchami
Traditional fervour marks Nag Panchami
A large number of devotees visited various temples of Lord Shiva on the occasion of Nag Panchami on Monday. This festival is considered as most sacred in the holy month of Shrawan. It is mainly celebrated in UP and Bihar. Hundreds of devotees made a beeline in front of temples since morning while many thronged Ganga ghats to take a holy dip. People believed that pleasing the assets of Lord Shiva, especially snakes and Ganga get them closer to Him. Hundreds of worshippers also took part in Ganga aarti. Devotees pleased Shiv by offering bel patri, milk and dhatoora to Shiva linga. The temples were specially decorated for the festival.