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Hinduism - Who Is Vasuki In Hindu Mythology?

 


Who Is Vasuki?

A renowned Naga from Hindu mythology (mythical serpent).

Vasuki's most well-known legendary role is in the narrative of the gods and demons churning the Ocean of Milk in search of immortality's nectar (amrita).




The deity Vishnu acts as the churning-base in the shape of his Tortoise incarnation, Mount Mandara serves as the churning-stick, and Vasuki, with his immense length, serves as the churning rope.

They tug Vasuki back and forth, with the gods on one side and the devils on the other, until the sea of milk yields up its riches.


~Kiran Atma


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