Thursday, October 26

NAGULA CHAVITI


HAPPY NAGULACHAVITI CHALIMIDI & CHIMMILI

NAGULA CHAVITI
This is observed on the fourth day of the bright fortnight in the month of either Sravana or Kartika. This is a pre-historic celebration of Naga or Serpent-worship observed throughout Andhra. Every village in Andhra has some or other Naga idol carved in stone or wood. Generally the women fast on this day and propitiate Nagas by offering fresh, un-boiled cow's milk. Many families have ant - hills which have been worshipped for generations. Miniature silver eyes and hoods of the Serpent God are placed on the ant - hills and coconuts are broken. Some people have gold and silver images along with their family deities for daily worship. Chalimidi, Chimmili and vada pappu are the special dishes for this day. After praying to the Naga for protection of the family and children, particularly from snake bite, people smear their eyes and ears with the earth from the ant - hills. There are many Telugu folk songs sung in the praise of the Serpent God

About snake god: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snake_worship

6 comments:

Foodie's Hope said...

Beautiful,photos are from India,rt? I know abt this pooja of snakes.In B'lore they call Naga Panchami I think.

More goodies!! We do have too many festivals,don't we?:D It's fun...

Krithika said...

Nice post ! All your treats look yummy !

naveen kumar sanagala said...

Hi Foodie, Nag Panchami is different from Nag / Nagula chaviti.

lathika said...

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Anonymous said...

oct 22 thursday nagula chavthi ii year,but acc.to indian timing before 10:15 lope putalo palu poyali

prasdam :vadppu ,biyapindi(rice flour),bellam(jageery )kalpinadi,nuvulu bellam tho chimiri,bananas,cocunut,

full day fasting

vijay kumar said...

Happy nagula chaviti