Name of Festival : Naga Chauthi Osha Festival
Time of celebration (Month)
Naga Chauthi Osha Festival is celebrated on fourth day of the bright fortnight of the lunar month of Karthika.
Major Territory of Celebration
Naga Chauthi Osha Festival is celebrated in Orissa State of India.
Worship in Festival
Women worship the naga or snake Worship
On the day of festival Women worship naga serpent God Pingala in the form of a snake image made of gold, silver or of rice paste near an ant-hill. Some people observed the fast on this day to protect the family members from snake-bite.
History of the Naga Chauthi Osha Festival
According to the myth ,Merchant's wife had betrayed the trust of her 'Sangata' and also the serpent Mother Goddess (Naga Matha). She had six sons . All her six sons died of snake bite.Seventh son of the merchant was married to a princess and she had faithfully observed this fast and she had been blessed by Naga Matha to be 'Aisulakshmi' . She saved the life of her husband and also restored to life along with six elder brothers.