In Southeast Asian folklore, the Phaya Naga ( Thai : พญานาค; Lao: ພະຍານາກ ; RTGS: phaya nak; literally: lord of nāga) are nāga, serpent-like creatures, believed by locals to live in the Mekong river or estuaries. People in both Laos and Thailand attribute the naga fireballs phenomenon to these creatures.
Naga , (Sanskrit: “serpent”) in Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism, a member of a class of mythical semidivine beings, half human and half cobra. They are a strong, handsome species who can assume either wholly human or wholly serpentine form and are potentially dangerous but often beneficial to humans.
The snakelike Nagas are not figures of evil like the serpent of Christian stories. Although some stories describe Nagas as Garuda’s enemies, whom he perpetually punishes, Nagas are also worshiped in their own right. In South India, for example, Nagas can bring fertility, and women seek their aid in having children.
The Naga ( Dragon ), sacred to the Balinese and symbolic of the human connection to the natural world, plays an important in the island’s folklore.
It is believed that Shiva blessed Vasuki and wore him as an ornament. He is considered as the king of nagas and has a gem called Nagamani on his head. He is also mentioned in Ramayana and Mahabharata. The popular legend in Hinduism in which Vasuki is a part was the ‘ Samudra Manthan’, the churning of the ocean of milk.
Origins of the Nagas . According to the oral traditions of many Naga tribes, their ancestors migrated from Yunnan in China . Some claim they were forced to leave during the construction of the Great Wall of China . Having travelled from China through the jungles of Myanmar, the Nagas arrived at Makhel.
Nagas are immortal and potentially dangerous. Some are demons; others seem friendly and are worshiped as gods. Nagas also serve as protectors and guardians of treasure—both material riches and spiritual wealth. One famous Naga named Muchalinda spreads his cobra hood to shelter the prophet Buddha while he meditates.
What does NAGA stand for?
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Reproduction. Most species of nagas lay eggs, although few instead give birth to live young. Giant nagas do not mate very often and usually lay only one or two eggs at a time. Regardless, they defend their eggs ferociously from egg-eating animals, or any creature that would dare venture too close.
They are nature spirits (some are worshiped as deities) associated with and protectors of waters, rivers, lakes, seas and wells. They bring rain, and thus fertility and prosperity, and are guardians of treasure, but are also able to cause natural disasters such as floods and drought .
Because of its speed, it is advisable to bring a ranged weapon such as a bow to the battle. It is also advised to bring a Shield, as timing a block when it charges head-first into you will knock both of you back and stun the Naga for a moment, making it immobile with stars around its head.
In Greek history, Medusa is a snake-headed woman whose gaze can turn heroes to stone. In the legend she was one of three sisters who was “made hideous” by the goddess Athena for the crime of being too beautiful for her own good. This makes her look very much like a naga , but normally Medusa is classed as a gorgon.
NAGA EYE is a nature stone and is one of the gem stones that used in temple for made an amulet. Naga eye is found in many river floor bottom, but the most prized Naga eye is in deep caves of the ‘Mekong River’ which pass Thailand, Burma, and Laos. It is the best items for amulet collector.
What is the difference between a ” sarpa ” and a ” naga “? Sarpa is a more general term cognate to Serpent and could refer to any kind of snake / leg less lizard or ‘dragon’. Naga tends to refer in a mythological sense to the Naga People, who are depicted as being part serpent and part man, with qualities of both.
Nagas resembled giant snakes with heads that bore a humanoid resemblance. They typically ranged from 10 to 20 feet (3 to 6.1 meters) in length and weighed around 200‒500 lb (91‒230 kg). Though some were known to be over a 100 feet (30 meters) in length.