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Sea snake

Vishnu and Lakshmi on Shesha Naga.

Combines the symbolism of water particularly the ocean and sea and the serpent.

In the Indian Hindu cosmology, Nāga (nāgá, Burmese pronunciation: [naːɡá]) is the Sanskrit and Pāli word for a class of entity or being, taking the form of a really large sea serpent in that it is shown near or in water.  The symbolism is used in Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism.

The Naga is a symbol of energy recycling just as the serpent is, but in some cases it has added symbolism.  The kundalini experience is life transforming and affects your functions with both destruction of old functions and creation of new functions.  The experience creates a continuous cyclical energy flow, energy continually being received via the crown chakra and returned.  The Sea serpent or Naga can thus be a symbol of the experience having happened with the resulting energy recycling that takes place. 

Vishnu and Lakshmi (as in picture above).

 In some cases the serpent is shown as a king cobra, the symbolism here being consistent as the Cobra was the insignia of a god.



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