Nag Panchami Festival: Thousands to Visit Nag Temple in Panchmarhi

S Choudhury
Nag Panchami Festival Thousands to Visit Nag Temple in Panchmarhi
Nag Panchami Festival Thousands to Visit Nag Temple in Panchmarhi

Nag Panchami festival will be celebrated on 9 August with a grand fair in Narmadapuram. Thousands of devotees will visit the Nag temple in Panchmarhi, which opens only once a year, making the event especially significant.

The festival of Nag Panchami will be celebrated on 9 August. A big fair is held in Narmadapuram on Nag Panchami, where lakhs of devotees reach. The center of everyone's faith is the Nag temple located in the cave of Panchmarhi, through difficult paths. The most special thing is that this temple opens only once a year on the day of Nag Panchami.

This is the reason why a huge crowd gathers here. Preparations have been started for the arrangements of the fair. A team of officials from 13 departments of the district administration has been formed. This team will inspect the 13 km deep gorge on June 15. The journey to Nagdwari in Pachmarhi is considered extremely difficult and dangerous like Baba Amarnath.

In the order issued by Mahadev Mela Samiti, it has been said that to maintain the arrangements in the Mela area, a team of officers will inspect from Jalgali to Kalajhad, Jod Nala, Hanuman Giri, Chitrashala, Chintamani Cave, Swargdwar, West Gate, Nagdwari to Kajri. The team will leave from Old Hotel Ground of Pachmarhi at 5 am on 15th June.

The Fair Will Start 10 Days in Advance

Let us tell you that the Nagdwari fair will start about 10 days before Nag Panchami, which falls on 9 August. In this, lakhs of devotees will reach from MP, Maharashtra and other states. They will worship the snake deity in the Nag temple by descending into the deep ditch. A team has been formed to inspect the temporary path to be built for movement in the ditch.

These Facilities Will Be Available

SDM Pipariya Santosh Tiwari said that the team of officers will go to Nag Mandir after a 13 km long difficult trek. On the way to Nagdwari, devotees have to cross high rocks at five places. Here iron ladders are hung for the devotees to climb up and down. These remain hanging on the rocks throughout the year. The team will also inspect them. Medical camps will be set up at many places on the way from Jalgali to the inaccessible trench. Arrangements will be made for the stay and drinking water of the devotees. There will be temporary shops at various places in the trench for shopping of food and other goods. People will also get employment.