Hundreds throng ghat to watch mythical ‘Nag Nathaiya’ episode

  • | Saturday | 18th November, 2023

Varanasi: Hundreds of devotees congregated at Tulsi Ghat, on the banks of river Ganga, on Friday afternoon, to witness the spectacular Nag Nathaiya, a spectre of Lord Krishna taming the ferocious king cobra, Kaliya Naag, in the waters of Ganga. The festival is celebrated annually on the fourth day of Kartik months Shukla Paksha (bright fortnight). According to the mythology, Kaliya, a serpent in the Yamuna, troubled the natives of Mathura.Lord Krishna tamed the snake by dancing on its hood and rescued the natives from its terror.Following the tradition, a young lad dressed as Krishna performed the act of subduing Kalia. The boy, regarded as the swaroop (embodiment) of Krishna, jumped into the river from a branch of kadamb tree planted at the edge of the Ganga, where an effigy of Kaliya was lying in the waters. He climbed on the effigys hood. With the assistance of the people around, the serpent, along with the boy sitting on its hood, made a circular sweep in the water, and paraded in front of the spectators at the river bank and on boats.The devotees offered prayers to the boy dressed as Krishna. The mahant of Sankat Mochan Temple, Prof Vishwambhar Nath Mishra, also attended the event.We also published the following articles recentlyKrishna Janmabhoomi: Order reserved on appointment of advocate commissionerThe Allahabad High Court is considering an application to appoint a court commissioner to inspect the Shahi Masjid Eidgah in Mathura, Uttar Pradesh. The Hindu side claims that the mosque was built on the birthplace of Lord Shri Krishna. The application states that there are signs indicating the presence of a Hindu temple beneath the mosque, including a lotus-shaped pillar and Hindu religious symbols. The court has reserved its verdict on the application, which seeks a survey and documentation of the disputed site. The original suit seeks to declare the land as belonging to Lord Shree Krishna Virajman and to remove the mosque.Devotees throng Sabarimala Temple as annual pilgrimage season begins tomorrowHundreds of devotees flocked to the Lord Ayyappa temple in Sabarimala as the annual pilgrimage season commenced. The temple complex echoed with chants as devotees undertook the strenuous trek to reach the hill shrine. New priests of the Sabarimala and Malikappuram temples offered prayers ahead of assuming their responsibilities. Advanced technologies, including a dynamic queue-control system, have been implemented to manage crowding, and emergency health centers have been established along the route for the well-being of devotees.Mahesh Babu offers prayers to his father and late superstar Ghattamaneni Krishna on first death anniversary - See picsToday marks the first death anniversary of Telugu actor Krishna, known as Superstar. His son, Mahesh Babu, paid tribute to him by attending a prayer meeting and sharing a throwback picture on social media. Krishna was a renowned actor who appeared in over 350 films and was known for his energetic dance moves and powerful performances. His death was a significant loss to the Telugu film industry. Mahesh Babu is currently working on his upcoming film, Guntur Kaaram, and there are rumors of a collaboration with SS Rajamouli.

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