Hinduism...What are the omens associated with snakes?
If some one has a sight of snake in real life or in dreams. What are the omens or lakshana of snakes?
- ₪ DN ₪Lv 69 years agoFavorite Answer
Snakes, in reality are the actual land owners in the world. In olden days, Snake (nagaraja) worship was a common ritual before starting any activity of construction on land inhabited by them. In Tantra texts, they are a symbol of fertility and progeny.
As per Lakshana Shastram, these are a few omens that i am aware of ;
2 snakes fighting denotes a quarrel between the beholder and his relatives.
2 snakes moving away in the same direction forebodes poverty.
1 snake swallowing another is a sign of famine.
Serpent climbing a tree is a good omen; success in all undertakings.
Serpent getting down a tree is a sign of misfortune.
Snake entering home denotes wealth to the householder.
Snake leaving home denotes loss of wealth.
Cobra with hood expanded and moving from left to right is a good omen.
Snake coming towards a person from the right foretell success.
Snake coming towards a person from the left foretells failure.
Snake crawling ahead of the person denotes success in projects.
Snake moving into a hole after seeing a person denotes poverty to the rich and prosperity to the poor.
Snake expanding its hood and alert on seeing a person denotes prosperity.
Sight of a dead snake on ground denotes bad news.
- 4 years ago
snakes are the best ones in the world .we have to love snakes and believe them .they dont harm us unless we do .in some countries snakes are gods
even in human body male sperms are the snakes which are helpful for building mankind
According to the Varaha Purana, Brahma and four children Kashyap wives. Kashyap a woman, and she gave birth to Devas, Garuda the second and the third valley (the dragon) and the fourth Daityas (demons). The third woman Kadroo Naga is also known as Kadrooja.
Kadri was the mother of a thousand Nagas. There are some great color names of flowers, Vasuki, Takshaka, Anant, Kanwal, Karkotak, Kalia, Aswatar, Padma, Mahapadma, Shankh, Kulik, pingala etc.
Each man said to the serpent, because he cursed the anointed to destroy the Lord is the curse of the womb of the mother, but something else.
Dragons and promised to turn. And the Lord said to him, a place to live among them. He said to them: Go in three Sutal Brahma and Patalas different life. And he warned, too, that he might be destroying large dragons escaped through the Manvantara Janmejay Vaivaswat Yagyu evil, but the righteous among them managed to survive.
There was Shraavan shuddha Panchami (fifth day of the bright half of the Hindu month of Shravan-July-August). The snake got up that day, a new start (see the snakes, he delivered - In Greek mythology). A Hindu holy day it is today. Nag Panchami is celebrated as the day of the party. Naga Panchami Nag tribute to five is Ananta, Vasuki Ta AK, and Pingala Karkotaka
)) this real snakes stone ( NAG MANI )) gods pearl
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- isis's brotherLv 79 years ago
Serpent: symbol of mind power, wisdom, the creative force, mysticism, clairvoyance, spiritual awareness, of kundalini when dream feelings are positive.
Can also denote subtlety, lies,and deception; penis, semen, sex; desires; temptation,
good and/or evil. Much depends on the serpent action and the dreamers feelings.
snake - in- the- grass: old symbol for stealth, sneaking around, pulling a fast one.
snake pit: often a pit of writhing snakes is a symbol of the act or need to overcome
a problem or temptationSource(s): "The mystical, magical, marvelous world of Dreams, by W.B. Tanner
- Anonymous9 years ago
two times the cobra has come to our house ---------once a baby cobra in the back yard garden ,which my father caught it and left it in a distant place-----
and another a big cobra in the palm trees near the front gate [it suddenly disappeared ,no one exactly saw how it disappeared -----but on searching we and the neighbor's couldn't find it ]
people said seeing a snake is a good omen -------personally i don't know
- 9 years ago
The Story of the Snake
"We have seen how the Moon in her ever returning cyclic patterns became a universal symbol of life, death and rebirth. This association was gradually extended to include a particular animal. Just as the Moon was the primary symbol of the Goddess in the Heavens, the snake became her primary symbol on Earth. For it was observed by all peoples that snakes underwent a strange transformation. Like the Moon shedding the shadow of death, the snake would periodically shed its skin, and emerge renewed. Immortality became reflected in the life processes of the serpent, as it was reflected in the ever returning cycles of the Moon.
Furthermore, it was also observed that this mysterious animal would periodically disappear for a time within the womb of the Earth, only to re-emerge as if reborn.
For these reasons it was believed that above all creatures, the serpent possessed the self-renewing power and wisdom of the Goddess. It also became associated with healing and oracular powers. And to this day, in many parts of world these associations still exist.
Not only was the serpent associated with the wisdom and power of the subterranean realms, but it appeared to mysteriously move upon the Earth as if possessed by a strange energy. Its undulating course upon the ground and its equal ability to move through water, gave rise to its mythic association with the primordial waters of life. Rivers were seen to resemble huge snakes, undulating currents of life-blood, without which the land remained barren. Through this association, the serpent came to symbolically represent the dynamic life-force of Nature and the inexhaustible fertility of the Goddess.
In all areas of the world where the culture of the Goddess flourished, we find the serpent symbolized by coils, spirals, and zig-zag lines as far back as 20,000 years ago. Later on however, the Goddess herself was portrayed in the image of a snake. She was known in this aspect by many names.
The serpent Goddess in India was known as Ananta and Kadru. In Egypt, the mother of creation was depicted as a serpent named Uazit. The Egyptian hieroglyphic sign for the Goddess was in fact a snake. In ancient Sumer, the great water serpent/Goddess Nammu gave birth to Heaven and Earth. In Babylon, the Goddess was particularly associated with the resurrecting power of the serpent. In her aspect of Queen of the Underworld, she was known as the "Mistress of Serpents".
Beyond any doubt, the serpent captured the imagination and the mythic powers of association like no other symbol. For in almost all mythologies and religions of the world, the image of the snake can be found, whether it is the great serpent of the primordial waters out of which all Life emerged, or the world serpent that encircles the Earth as a cosmic egg.
However, there is one image of the serpent that not only was universal, but is still very much alive today, and in fact continues to evolve. This complex symbol began with the simple observation that not only could snakes live within the Earth, move with ease over ground and water, but could live in trees as well.
This fact brought together two independent streams of symbolic and mythic associations. For by this time, trees already had a whole constellation of mythic importance all their own. With their roots reaching deep into the Earth womb, and their branches embracing the Sky, trees became a symbol for the entire spectrum of Life's journey.
In this Cosmology all Life was seen to be born from the darkness of the Earth and proceeded toward the Heavens, to ascend toward the stars, the realm of the ancestors. As a symbol then, the tree was seen as a cosmic bridge between the worlds: the Underworld, the Earth, and the Sky. And the serpent was perceived to be the one creature to be able to cross this bridge at will and make its home in all three realms. The serpent then, entwined around the Cosmic Tree of Life became a universal image with many levels of meaning. In the most general terms perhaps, we find in this symbol the energy of the Earth, the dynamic self-renewing life-force, rising up and embracing the Celestial realms, the invisible and transcendental dimensions of Life. The Earth and the Heavens are here perceived to be united through the organic processes of Life-Energy. Spirit and Nature are recognized as a unified field in which the creative energies of the Universe ebb and flow in a continuous process of transformation.Source(s): As a true archetypal symbol this image reflected certain qualities in the very structure of human consciousness itself, transcending all historical and cultural settings. As it evolved down through the millennia, this symbol was to eventually take on a whole new dimension of meaning, a development that represented a sophisticated refinement and integration of all that had preceded it." And perhaps this symbol still holds the key, to the future evolutionary journey of our species.
- 4 years ago
I killed a snake
- Anonymous4 years ago
We have had two come into our home and one was a coral.