India | Orissa

Naga Chaturthi Osha

Naga Chauthi Osha

Naga Chaturthi Osha is a fasting observed by women in Orissa and is held on the 14th day of the bright fortnight of Kartik (September-October).

This fast is mainly observed by women to protect the family members from snake bite. Lord Pingala, serpent god, is worshipped in the form of a snake image. The image is made of gold, silver or of rice paste close to an ant-hill.

Updated on 7th June, 2005


Copyright 2014 by Online Highways LLC. Enjoy some India trivia. Send Us Your Comments