Nag Panchami or the festival of snakes is a Hindu festival celebrated in July or August in India. There are many legends associated with this festival. One of them is the day when snake Kalia was defeated by Lord Krishna.
Fasting is done by people on this day, milk and silver jewelry is offered to the Cobras so that they will safeguard them from all evils. Lord Shiva also wears snakes around his neck. That is why there is a huge rush in the temples of Shiva and snakes on this day for prayers. On this day women enjoy swing, brides visit their parents and people buy snakes images to worship. It is the period when the snakes come out of the holes due to rain and in gardens, nearby houses and shrubs shelter is taken by them.