Ekajaṭī

Ekajaṭī or Ekajaṭā, (Sanskrit: “One Plait Woman”; one who has one knot of hair), also known as Māhacīnatārā originated in Tibet and later found her way into India during the time of Nalanda in 7th century through the Baudha Tantric master Nagarjuna. Along with Palden Lhamo, Ekajaṭā is considered as the most fierce form of Shakti and also the protector of the most secret mantra, … Continue reading Ekajaṭī

Manasā

Apart from the more famous #Naga-s there was also #Manasā Devi, the sister of #Vasuki, who was popularly worshiped for protection from snakes and to provide miraclulous cures for snake-bites. The #Mahabharata mentions her as the wife of sage Jagatkāru, and the mother of #Astīka, who was instrumental in stopped the famous #sarpa satra of king Janamejaya organized to finish off all Naga-s, in order … Continue reading Manasā