Name of Festival : Nagula Chavithi Festival
Major Territory of Celebration
Nagula Chavithi is celebrated in the Andhra Pradesh state of India .Nagula Chavithi in Kartika masam is a major festival in Andhra Pradesh and some parts of Karnataka.
Worship in Festival
Nagula Chavithi is a festival of naga devatas.
Time of celebration (Months)
Nagula Chavithi is celebrated on the 4th day after Deepavali Amavasya or karthika Shudda Chavithi (October – Novmeber)
About Festival :
This is a pre-historic celebration of Naga or Serpent-worship observed throughout Andhra.It is is mainly a women festival .Nagula Chavithi is observed by married women for their children.
On this day some people place Naga devatha idol at home and perform puja. But in some places, devotees go to ‘Putta (Snake pit) and offer naivedyam and perform other pujas there.On the day of festival women observe the fast and propitiate Nagas by offering fresh, un-boiled cow’s milk and worship the nagula. Many families have ant – hills which have been worshipped for generations. Devotees offer milk and dry fruits to Sarpa Devata at the Valmeekam or Putta. On the day Nagula Chavithi of Ashtanag is worshipped.