Showing posts with label Nahusha. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Nahusha. Show all posts

Hinduism - Who Is Nahusha In Hindu Mythology?

 


In Hindu mythology, a ruler of the lunar dynasty who serves as a metaphor for someone who suffers from self-pride.

Nahusha ascends to the throne of Indra, the gods' monarch, who has gone into hiding due to a heinous conduct, by gathering religious virtues.

Indra's wife, Indrani, is the object of Nahusha's passion.

Despite the apparent impropriety of approaching another man's wife and a mortal putting a claim on a goddess, he attempts to act on it.

In a palanquin, Nahusha travels to Indrani's palace.

He lashes the palanquin bearers in frustration, yelling "Sarpa, sarpa!" ("Move! Move!").

Unfortunately for Nahusha, Agastya, the guru, is one of the carriers.

Agastya curses Nahusha to become a snake because of his desire and rudeness (sarpa).

After many years as a snake, Nahusha is freed from the curse when he sees the Pandava brothers.


~Kiran Atma


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Hinduism - Who Is Indrani In The Hindu Pantheon?


 (Feminine form of Indra) The wife of Indra, the deity who rules over the heavens.

Indrani is a minor character, maybe representing Indra's lessened importance in later Hindu mythology.

Her sole significant part is as the object of love in Nahusha's narrative, in which he succeeds Indra as the king of heaven due to his righteous actions.

Nahusha makes moves at Indrani, assuming he is entitled to both her and Indra's throne.

The sage Agastya curses Nahusha to be reincarnated as a huge snake for his arrogance.

 


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