On Nag Panchami, devotees worship an idol of a snake.

Devotees offer sweets and milk to the snake idol. Many women observe a fast on that day.

The Dahitule family from Lalbaug in north central Mumbai have come up with snake idols made from mud as a more environment-friendly option.



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