In India, we worship many living and non-living creatures as the form of various God and Goddess. Likewise, snake worship in India is popular from ancient times. Hindus also worship snakes like Kalnaga and Cobra. Devotees’ belief snake has a connection to Lord Shiva as he is a Yogi and wear cobra (Name: Vasuki) around his neck. So, Shiva will protect us if we pray snakes.
Snake worship in Hinduism has a deep significance also. According to Hindu mythology, snakes represent rebirth, death and mortality, transformation, and healing.
In India, a special prayer is arranged every year, dedicated to snakes- ‘Nagpanchami’. The Nag Panchami is celebrated on the fifth day (Panchami) of Shukla Paksha (Lunar Period during Shravan Month in Hindu calendar). Stone and real nagas are worshiped and bathed in milk by devotees and chant ‘Om Namah Shivay’.
The ancient Hindu snake god is ‘Shreshnag’– the king of snakes. He is the symbol of energy. Lord Bramha created him, and Lord Vishnu rests upon his coil.
Snake is also associated with Goddess Manasha– the queen of snakes. They are Manasha’s companion and vehicle.
Nagas are a pretty important part of our Hindu mythology and scriptures. Especially, fourteen legendary nagas are being worshiped- Shresha, Ananta, Vasuki, Manasha, Kaliya, Padma, Kambala, Karkotaka, Ashvatara, Dhritarashtra, Shankhapala, Astika, Takshaka, and Pingala.
Besides, in Hindu culture, the snake is also correlated with yoga, named ‘Kundalini yoga’. It means a coiled snake and linked with vital Goddess of Hindu mythology, Adi Parashakti, and Bhairavi.
The continuous practice of Kundalini Yoga will awake your spiritual energy.
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