The festival of Nag Panchami is also known as “Nag Chaturthi” or “Nagul Chavithi” and is also widely celebrated in Nepal
In Hinduism, snakes hold an important place. On the occasion of Nag Panchami, people bathe snakes with milk to worship them. There are many famous temples across India where devotees worship the Nagas or snake deities. One different and a special temple is Nagachandreshwar temple of Ujjain in Madhya Pradesh which opens its doors only once in a year.
The gates of Nagchandreshwar Temple are opened only on Nagpanchami, making it a special day for the devotees to worship the snake deities. As per the Hindu texts, on this day, Nagraj Takshak himself comes in the temple. It is located on the third floor of the Mahakal temple and was built by King Bhoj in the year 1050. The stunning feature of this temple is the ten-headed serpent God and under the fun is Lord Shankar, Goddess Parvati, and Ganesh.