Nagaland and its exotic mythical traditions!
India is a diverse country with different culture and traditions, and holding on to the century’s bookmarks and one of them is the exotic culture of Nagaland. Naga, (Sanskrit: “snake”) in Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism, an individual from a class of legendary semi-divine creatures, half-human and half cobra. They are stable, attractive animal categories which can expect either wholly human or entirely serpentine structure and are possibly dangerous yet frequently valuable to people.
They live in an underground realm called Naga-Loka, or Patala-Loka, which is loaded up with dazzling royal residences, flawlessly ornamented with valuable pearls. The maker god Brahma consigned the nagas to the under areas when they turned out to be excessively crowded on earth and instructed them to chew just the genuinely shrewd or those bound to bite the dust rashly. They are likewise connected with waters—streams, lakes, oceans, and wells—and are watchmen of fortune.
Three outstanding nagas are Shesha (or Ananta), who in the Hindu fantasy of creation underpins Narayana (Vishnu) as he lies on the vast sea and on whom the made world rests; Vasuki, who was utilized as a beating rope to stir the inestimable sea of milk; and Takshaka, the innate head of the snakes. In current Hinduism, the introduction of the snakes is praised on Naga-Panchami in the long stretch of Shravana (July–August).
The female nagas (naginis or nagis) are snake princesses of outstanding excellence. The traditions of Manipur in northeastern India, the Pallavas in southern India, and the decision group of Funan (antiquated Indochina) each asserted inception in the association of an individual and a nagi.
In Buddhism, nagas are frequently spoken to as entryway watchmen or, as in Tibet, as minor gods. The naga lord Muchalinda, who protected the Buddha from downpour for seven days while he was somewhere down in reflection, is wonderfully delineated in the ninth, thirteenth century Mon-Khmer Buddhas of what is currently Thailand and Cambodia. In Jainism the Tirthankara (hero) Parshvanatha regularly appears with a shelter of naga hoods over his head.
In craftsmanship, nagas are spoken to in an utterly zoomorphic structure, as hooded cobras having one to at least seven heads; as individuals with a many-hooded snake overhang over their heads; or as half-human, with the lower some portion of the body beneath the navel looped like a snake and a shelter of hoods over the heads. Frequently they are appeared instances of worship, as one of the significant divine beings or legends is demonstrated achieving some inexplicable accomplishment before their eyes.