In Hinduism, the Nag (Devine serpent) is glorified as the giver of rain. On the
day of Nag Panchami, devotee paste pictures of the Nag over their doorways and
pay homage to it.
Pilgrims Thring Taudaha (meaning big lake) 6 km south-west of
Kathmandu. There they worship Karkotak Nag, the serpent-king. Karkitak moved to
this dwelling after Lord Manjushree drained the Kathmandu Valley, which used to
be a lake, by slicing a passage through the hills at Chobhar.