KATHMANDU, July 25: Hindus are observing the Nag Panchami festival today as per the time-honored tradition across the country.
Nag Panchami is a festival dedicated to Naag or the serpent god and is observed on the fifth day of the bright half of the Nepali month of Shrawan as per the lunar calendar.
On this day, the Hindus paste the impression of the Naag on the main door of the house and offer worship to the serpent deity. The Naag is considered the god of rain and water. It is believed that the house where the Naag deity resides is bestowed with wealth and prosperity.
Here are some photos taken by Republica photojournalists Bijaya Rai, Keshab Thoker and Monika Malla at various places in the Valley on Saturday.