Nagapanchami

Ashlesha Bali

Ashlesha is the Vedic name of Naaga or Sarpa. Ashlesha Bali is also famously known as Sarpa Bali is explained in Agama Granthas as a remedy for Naaga Dosha / Sarpa Dosha (which is sometimes indicated in the horoscope) and to please God Almighty Naaga-Antaryaami Sankarshana.

By performing this Seva sincerely, the devotees will not only find peace of mind, but also can get rid of the Naaga Dosha / Sarpa Dosha as well as remove any obstacles, obtain better job prospectus, good health, wealth, marriage, Santhaana Vridhi and abundant success in their life.

The Priest has to draw an attractive ‘Mandala’ of ‘Naaga’ including 72 squares and a ‘Padma’ and the exact signs of Naagas with colorful Rangoli Powder in a traditional manner. Along with Sankarshana Pooja, priest has to invoke the 8 Naaga Kulaadhipati’s and 72 Parivaara Naagas by chanting each name of Naaga Devata as described by Sri Vedavyasa in Mahaa Bhaarata.

Then the ‘Kalpokta Pooja’ will be performed in detail along with Panchamruta Abhisheka followed by ‘ Bali’. Bali means special Naivedya or offering to Naagas. While chanting specific ‘Matras’ the Bali of ‘Apoopa and Paayasa’ will be offered to each ‘Naaga Devata’ separately. Pooja mantras are from Rigveda and Yajurveda and some shlokas are from Mahaa Bharata and the Puranas.

Please attend this pooja to seek blessings from Lord Sankarshana roopi Paramtma.