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snakes of india and myths

Updated on January 25, 2011

Snakes in india or snakes of india are sacred animal in india

Snake in India and all over the world is very furious animal for all most every person .Every person feel frighten even they think of the snake. In India according to Hindu mythology snakes in Inida is reptile for worship. Snake having other names also represent in Hindu religion like nag(king cobra, snakes cobra, cobra snake), nag devta(god),sheshnag according to Hindu mythology sheshnag is holding the earth with lord Vishnu. Lord vishnu is sleep on its body like a bed. This respected big snake Sheshnag having five heads, but more commonly as a many hundred-headed snake, holding the whole weight of the earth and when sheshnaga is moved slightly. It is make in result as earthquake, sunami or other calamity occurs on the earth.

Snake is also worshipping animal for Hindus because of lord Shiv, you can not found any temple or picture or statue without snake cling their neck of lord Shiva.

Nagpanchami is celebrated in India as the festival. Snake worship is arrange by the believers. So Many snakes are relived by people in the forest after purchased from snake charmers in this faith, to receive blessing from the snakes.

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Snakes live in nearly every habitat conceivable, from forests and lakeshores to prairies,lakes,ponds,trees,old junkyard,underground holes and deserts, and on every continent except Antarctica.Habitat in ocean depths as much as 150 meters. Many snakes survive in regions that are extremely cold. The only place without snakes are Ireland and New Zealand. Snakes are able to live in many different environments; warm places, creeks, rainforests or forests.We can say that habitats of snakes live in every imaginable habitat!

Reptiles in rain forests is the Anacoonda is also called the water boa so it is a boa. It is also the largest snake in the world not the longest but the heaviest. some are said to have reached 30 feet long but there has never been one that big recorded.

hundred head snake fighting with load krishana
hundred head snake fighting with load krishana

myths about the cobra snakes in india

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Snake Myths King Cobra:-

The King cobra or naga is the subject of much mythology, as this huge snake has enough poison in its fangs to kill twenty people. King cobras also growl, and unlike most snakes, may be able to hear sounds carried across the air. The King Cobra is the snake most commonly found in the hand of snake charmers in India. Indian myth about cobras that if someone kills a king cobra, the cobra's mate will find the person and kill him. There is no evidence that cobras actually seek revenge, but the fact that there are more 10,000 people killed by cobra bites every year in India, some have come to believe this myth. In Hindu belief, Rahu is a snake that swallows the sun or the moon causing eclipses. He is depicted in art as a dragon with no body riding a chariot drawn by eight black horses. Rahu is one of the navgraha (nine planets) in Vedic astrology. The Rahu kala is considered inauspicious.

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One another Myth about cobra or sheshnaga that its carry a diamond in their forehead it is impossible for a snake to carry anything in its head. The mythological status attached with a snake in India is probably responsible for this myth.Kal surp yog is astrologically related to snake because second meaning of kal is snake.

Is it possible that snakes respond to music of the gourd flute?

The fact is snakes don't listen to music, it does not have external ears, and they are deaf. They navigate and hunt by picking up airborne vibrations with their forked tongue which is then sent to an organ located above their jaws called the Jacobson's organ which processes the information.

Are the snakes drinking milk?

Snakes do not drink milk, neither can they digest it. They are reptiles and have no association with milk, only mammals that have the mammary glands can produce milk, but in a crises when severely dehydrated, a snake might just lick any liquid available.


Snakes are use to eat meat in form of rats and snake eats frog.In the wild life or in the forest big snakes eats small snakes in the comparative size.Some of the snakes like the tentacles snake eat aquatic plants apart from eating fish.Hunting the small fish which they can swallow easily.Rodents serve as the important prey for most of the snakes.

The other food that they prefer to have is other snakes. It is easy to swallow other snakes since they easily fit their long body. For example the cobra Snake will eat snakes like rattlesnake by constricting them before eating.

Other thing which snakes eats are snails, snake eats tactically snails without eating the shell. Snakes like the Brown snake, the thirst snake, and the Southeast Asian Snail eating snakes use different methods to extract the snail from the shell so that they can eat more snails without eating the shells.

You might wonder when you come to know that there are so many other things that snakes are eat. Centipedes, Ants, termites, Crabs, Toads, crayfish, spiders, carrion, grasshoppers, and skinks are some of the weird items that the snakes eat.

Some of the snakes are good in eating the eggs of fish, reptiles, and frogs.

What do snakes drinks? snakes also drink water from the pools, ponds, and the dewdrops using their split tongue.

videos of two head snake and five head snake - videos :two headed anaconda,two headed snakes,anaconda with two head

movies :the rise of cobra and gi joe the movie - movie :"GI JOE rise" and "the rise of the cobra" dvd's

This film GI JOE the rise of cobra story opens with two U.S. soldiers, Duke (Channing Tatum) and Ripcord (Marlon Wayans), to complete a mission to deliver warheads to NATO, when they find themselves ambushed by someone who calls herself The Baroness (Sienna Miller).GI Joe character is now very famous after releasing of the movie "the rise of cobra" and GI Joe cartoon are made after this from gi joe video games.

share with us about the snake experience of your life. Have you ever seen the snake in your life. Have you ever see the movie of snake like anaconda what you think about the snake like anaconda


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    • sanjeevkumaaar profile image


      6 years ago

      informative but scary :)

    • nikitakapoor profile image


      6 years ago

      Good lens!

    • jadehorseshoe profile image


      6 years ago

      Great Lens!

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      sukkran trichy 

      7 years ago from Trichy/Tamil Nadu

      very informative lens. ~blessed~

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      7 years ago

      informative and scary lens. thanks for posting.

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      annel lm 

      7 years ago

      I love snakes!

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      7 years ago from United Kingdom

      I have only ever seen rattlesnakes, I would not want to see any of the huge snakes here! The king cobra sounds terrifying!

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      7 years ago

      Fascinating lens, in the UK we have only 1 poisonous snake, the Adder, but they are apparently shy creatures and not too much of a problem.

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      7 years ago

      When I was in India, we stopped to watch a snake charmer. At the end, I leaned forward to put money in the basket, and this sudden movement apparently scared the snake, because it lunged at me. It was only a warning (whew!), but I learned a good lesson that day!

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      James Jordan 

      7 years ago from Burbank, CA

      great lens but snakes are so scary to me!!!

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      James Jordan 

      7 years ago from Burbank, CA

      great lens but snakes are so scary to me!!!

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      ChrisDay LM 

      7 years ago

      Great lens thanks.

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      Ben Reed 

      7 years ago from Redcar

      A great lens.

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      Mary Norton 

      7 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      You just dispelled some of the myths I have about snakes.

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      Mary Norton 

      7 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      You just dispelled some of the myths I have about snakes.

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      7 years ago

      I love snakes :) Great lens!

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      antoivo lm 

      7 years ago

      very very interesting lens thanks for sharing this with us. Hang in there friend keep building traffic to your squidoo pages.

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      7 years ago

      Very informative lens about snakes. Thanks for sharing!

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      7 years ago

      I have always liked reptiles because I find them beautiful. I also like to read about cultures different to mine. Nice lens, keep it up.

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      Lorelei Cohen 

      7 years ago from Canada

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