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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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Hinduism - What Is The Halahala In Hindu Mythology?

 


The name of the terrible poison generated when the gods and demons churn the Ocean of Milk in Hindu mythology.

The ocean is churned by gods and demons to make amrita, the nectar of immortality.

However, their actions produce not only the amrita, but also the halahala poison, which is the opposite of the amrita.

This is a life-threatening situation, since if the poison isn't stopped, it will kill the planet.

Shiva, the deity, neutralizes the poison by holding it in his neck without swallowing it.

Because the poison causes his neck to become blue, one of his nicknames is Nilakanth, which means "blue-throated [one]." Also see Tortoise avatar.

 

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