Devout made a beeline to the Subramanya Swamy temples and snake pits in the city and other places to offer worship to “Naga devatas” on the auspicious occasion of Nagula Chavithi on Saturday.
Women in large numbers thronged the Subramanya swamy temple near the Rangarayudu Cheruvu here, where a 250-year-old snakepit exists, to offer worship to the snake Lord on the fourth day after Deepavali.
After observing fast, women in their traditional dresses offered milk at the snake pit with devotion seeking divine blessings for the well-being of their children and their husbands.
The popular belief is that one can get rid of prolonged illness also by worshipping the snake god.
Those who could not visit snake pits prepared tiny snake images and offered milk to them in their houses.