Showing posts with label Vasuki. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Vasuki. Show all posts

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 - Who Are The Naga In Hindu Mythology?

 

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Naga is a Sanskrit  word for "noble" (2) The Nagas are a group of minor divinities who take the shape of serpents in Hindu mythology.

Vasuki is their ruler.

Nagas are often considered to be the gods of a given location in popular Hinduism.

Nagas are said to reside in springs, ponds, and other tiny bodies of water, and are often connected with fertility and fecundity.

Nagas are often depicted as minor protecting deities in Buddhist and Jain imagery.

A sitting person shad owned by a "umbrella" of Nagas is frequent.

Although this is rare in Hindu imagery, it is possible that remains of this may be seen in the iconography of the deity Shiva, who is often pictured wearing snakes as decorations and holy thread.


~Kiran Atma


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