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Maa Manasa Puja 2016
 

About 2016 Maa Manasa Puja 2016

 

Bengal Hindu Festival Maa Manasa Puja It is a prayer ritual performed to make offerings, honoring, evoking or worshipping gods. The ceremony can also be performed to pay homage to the beloved ones who are dead2016

 

 
Maa Manasa Puja 2016 = 7th August (Sunday)
 
The Hindu festival, Maa Manasa Puja is also known as Manasha Devi Puja and Nag Panchami in Bengal region. This festival is dedicated to snake Goddess and chiefly observed in Bengal, Jharkhand, Assam and parts of Orissa on different days in Bengali months of Ashar, Shravan and Bhadrapad (June - September). In 2016, Manasa Puja will be observed on 24th July and 7th August. Manasa Devi is the Goddess of snakes and is believed that she is the daughter of Lord Shiva.
 
In Bengal and other northeastern parts of India, Manasa Puja is worshiped for the prevention and cure of snakebite and also for fertility and prosperity. Manasa is the sister of vasuki He is one of the king serpents, given high privilege in Hindu mythology. He is depicted with a gem on his head. He is the snake of Lord Shiva and the brother of another snake named Manasa. He is the jewel of Shiva and sits around his neck. He was blessed by Shiva and thus given an important status. He was one of the main participants in the churning of the ocean. He was used as the churning rope and his one end was held by the demons and the other by Gods. His face was at the demons side and thus they were affected by his venom. (The King of Snakes) and wife of saint Jagatkaru (Jagratkaru). She is also known as Vishahara (destroyer of poison), Nitya and Padmavati.
 
The myths about Manasa Devi emphasizes her bad temper and bitterness, due to not accepting by her father ShivaShivaShiva
Shiva is one of the Supreme Gods of Hindu Trinity that ...
and her husband, and the hatred of her stepmother, Chandi (Shiva's wife, identified with ParvatiParvatiParvati
After the death of Shiva's first love Sati, Shiva...
in this context). In some scriptures, saint KashyapKashyapKashyap
Kashyap is regarded as one of the Saptarishis. He is also considered...
is considered to be her father, rather than Shiva. Manasa is depicted as kind to her devotees, but harsh to people who refused to worship her. Denied full godhead by her mixed parentage, Manasa’s aim was to fully establish her authority as a goddess and to acquire steadfast human devotees. 
 
The rituals associated with, the Pujas is held on the fifth day or Panchami day of all fortnights in the Ashara and Shravan months. There are different rituals related to Manasa Devi. From simple prayers to rituals which many might consider as grotesque. Due to associated with the earth and higher knowledge, she is worshiped mostly in eastern India. She is also worshiped by those people who have not any child. Special statues of Manasa Devi are prepared during this Puja period.
 
 

 


 
 
 

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