Naag Pancham – Gujarati MovieSynopsis: Nāg Panchamī is a festival during which Hindus in some parts of India worship live Nāgas (cobras) or images of them. It is celebrated on the fifth day after Amavasya of the month of Shraavana. Traditionally, married young women visit their premarital households to celebrate the festival. Especially in villages, an aspect of the celebration involves women swinging on swings hung on tree branches.
According to Puranic scriptures, Brahma’s son Kashyapa had four wives. The first wife gave birth to Devas; the second to Garudas; the third to Nāgas; and the fourth to Daityas. Nāgas were the rulers of Pātāl-Loka.
The names of the Nine Great Nāgas are: Ananta, Vāsuki, Shesha, Padmanābha, Kambala, Shankhapāla, Dhārtarāshtra, Takshaka, and Kaliya:
According to the scriptures, Lord Krishna conquered Naga Kāliya and put an end to the evil deeds on this day . Tradition says thatKathmandu valley used to be a vast lake. When human beings started to drain the lake to make space for settlements, Nagas became enraged. To protect themselves against the wrath of Nagas, people gave the latter certain areas as pilgrimage destinations, thus restoring harmony in nature.
According to other scriptures[which?], a king used his Tantric powers to force Nagas to return to the land and control the rains. The Nagas complied, but in recognition of their power to control the rains, the king established the Naga Panchami festival.
In Jainism and Buddhism the snake is regarded as sacred and has divine qualities. It is believed that a Cobra snake saved the life of Buddha; another protected Jain Muni Parshwanath.
Cast : Malika Sarabai, Sarla Yevlekar, Arvind Trivedi, Padmarani, Vishnukumar Vyas, Naina Shah, Ramesh Mehta
Producer : Jasubhai Shah, Asgar Bhavnagri
Director : Shantilal Soni