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Naga Panchami: High Spirits During Low-Key Celebrations

HUBBALLI: With the beginning of the Hindu month of Shravana, a series of festivals will kick off across the country.

Festivals like Krishna Janmashtami, Raksha Bandhana, Naga Panchami and others will be celebrated in the four-month period beginning with Shravana.

However, since the outbreak of Covid-19 in the state, the celebration of festivals, functions and programmes, which witness a large congregations, have been restricted as a precautionary measure.

The Naga Panchami festival celebrated as the day of the worship of snakes and serpents was observed on July 25, Saturday, the fifth day in Shukla Paksha in the month of Shravana.

The festival was celebrated in a very simple manner in Hubballi-Dharwad as the pandemic has pushed all the festivals to the slow lane. Directions were given to the public not to visit temples to perform Nagapuja and other rituals.

People of the city kept the festival’s spirits high amid the pandemic and stayed indoors.

As is the tradition, women and children across the city and rural areas were seen playing on the swing as part of the celebration.

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