People across Goa celebrated the festival of Nag Panchami with traditional fervour on Monday, August 21, 2023.
The festival of Nag Panchami derives its name from the word Nag, which means serpent or cobra, and Panchami which refers to the fifth day of the lunar month of Shravana of the Hindu calendar.
On this day, people bring home idols of nag and worship them. As part of the festive rituals, they pour milk on the idol and offer prayers.
Patoleos are served at most festivals, which are celebrated in Goa at this time of the year, towards the end of the monsoons.