The Tibetan Bon Terma of the Naga/Serpent Cults containing The Grimoire of Za-Rahula – from the Archives of ZAXON Publishing

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The Tibetan Bon Terma
of the
Naga/Serpent Cults
containing
The Grimoire of Za-Rahula

©Copyright 1993
GLHoke
ZAXON  Publishing
ZAXON ° 210-8-211

I should not even be publishing this a without the proper empowerments this practice Will kill you or someone else. Grab lightning and a rattlesnake by the hand, but you better have the proper “gloves” on….

The Naga Cult :

The Nagas (female : Nagi/Nagini) in the Religions of the Indian subcontinent are an ancient race of beings, half-human and half-serpent, who live in Lokas or realms beneath the ocean or below the earth in caves and mountains. Whether they are above or below humans in the cosmic hierarchy is debated among yogis and tantrickes of both hands. They seem to be equated with what we in the West might call a helpful fallen angel, much like the Qabalistic angels and demons used in medieval magickes.

While they do dwell beneath us and thus in the dark of our Subconscious, they are supposed to be very Wise and eager to teach, and to be the guardians of great Treasure, sometimes physical but often more astral/spiritual in the form of Termas or hidden tantricke and magickal texts from the past. These are channeled by the present Tertons, or reincarnated shaman tantrickas who hid them in the first place, with the help of these Nagas. One of the foundation teachers of the Madyamika-Tantrayana is Nagarjuna, who in thankas is always shown seated upon a throne of Serpents. He travelled in Nagaloka, met the King of Nagas and his daughter, and obtained from her the Prajnaparamita Sutras. Compare this with the Western Dragon who guards hidden treasures in the Mountain of the Grail. Tertons, who rediscover and reveal Terma, are originally the reincarnations of the chief disciples of Padmasambhava and other masters (like his tantricke consort Yeshe Tsogyal), who have particular connection with the eighteen various kinds of hidden treasures Padmasambhava decided to conceal for us in the future.

Here in the Western hemisphere I believe that there is also terma in the form of knowledge treasures from the past and the future hidden in space/time/vortices in certain places in the woods by the AmerIndians, in the air by dakinis, faeries, and UFO-nauts, in the water by dolphin and whale intelligences, in old metal antiques by the artist/magickians, etc. Thus the knowledge of the old Shamans is still in the woods and stones, which is actually where they got it originally, and also in the archetypal kings and queens of certain animal totems, like the wisdom of bears and snakes. From the past, hieroglyphs can be psychically scanned and retranslated into their spiritual meaning, or even scientific meaning of their inventions that we have lost, like alchemy and the Atlantian’s use of crystal engines.

And the latent future ideas and inventions and inspirations we will benefit from are floating on the archetypal/akashic plane just waiting for us to open our upper chakras and discover these secrets. Man’s future mind dwells now in potential waveforms in space and in the archetype of UFO’s and aliens. All the secrets are hidden in our minds, in our collective memories, in our DNA. You and I have the key within, the Key to the door of knowledge in the intuitive/subconscious, but the Lion/Serpent of the mammalian and reptilian brains are the guardians of the threshold. These guardians are no different than the Dakinis and Nagas that guard the terma, though another source for these entities may be that a Siddha/Magickian has projected his/her own guardian externally on the astral to guard such treasure he has hid. Then your own inner Dragon will have to befriend that Naga and strike a deal. The guardian will be programmed to recognize a kindred soul and the proper timing. Then the doors inner and outer can open. Often the Naga opens the terma, but the Terton cannot read the script of this twilight language. In this case the Terton is not fully ready to completely understand on the inner. He may have to take it to another who will understand, the discoverer being only the carrier of the terma to the real Terton. Or a Terton may discover a treasure of text and hide it, only to discover later that it has disappeared, which means that the time was not right or the Naga has been asleep and opened the terma too soon or for the wrong person. There are myriads of examples and methods that can be applied to the Magicke of Naga-Terma.

Here are some notes from my own experiences with the Naga Current: Crystals, phurbas, athames, or kris-knives are placed into the earth at waterholes or cracks in rocks to cause the serpentine energies and Nagas to arise. Vajras, ratnas, and manistones are placed on the Nagas heads to activate their ajnas to awaken them or to give them something to meditate on or be fascinated with to get around them as guardians. Nagas as guardians of terma will come out from under holes in rocks by springs and will come up to you with fierceness, but if you are not afraid and use the mantra <<Om Mani Padme Hum>>, they will then curl up around you and whisper into your left ear with their tongues waving to hypnotize you with the patterns of alpha and theta waves so you can understand their language and knowledge, but you have to trust and relax. Nagas are the spiral and straight forces of the ley lines and power spots within the Earth. They are evoked within any spiral traced upon the earth,

and with something to climb, which snakes are always enticed to do, like a wand or phurbha, and they are also enticed with mirrors and jewels reflecting the sun/moon/stars. Nagas are the form of the old AmerIndian medicinemen and shamans (of both sexes) who were here before and who dissappeared into various holy and power spots. Nagas are the form of your ancesters by being the form of the DNA/RNA that flows within you from your ancesters, thus they give access to the genetic code, and they help you mutate it. They are the form of the electromagnetic energies of the central nervous system, and of the bloodstream. In airy form as Dragons they are the vital pranas flowing within you. Naga/Dragons are the spiral forms of the weather patterns of the atmosphere, and of the gaseous clouds of the stars of space. Nagas are the colvolutions of our brains and of our guts. To heal someone with a Naga-disease, you can go and heal the diseased Naga itself by offering the medicine into a pool of water near the ill person’s dwelling.

We Westerners are ambiguous about the Serpent, from worshipping it as the giver of Knowledge with the Ophite/Gnostics, to abhoring it as Satan and the cause of all evil in X-ianity. In the same way the people of India also have two opinions about Snake Deities because they come from two races. The older dark Dravidians worshipped the Dark Goddess of the Earth and her Underworld Serpents. The later lighter Aryans brought with them their conquering sky gods, like the winged Garuda of Indra whose cult opposes that of the Nagas to this day.

Grimoire of
Za-Rahula-
Raksha-NagaRaja :

The chief Nagaraja or Naga King of the race of Nagas and Naginis is the God/Asura/Rakshasha known variously as Za the Protector, Rahula, Ch-em ch’og in Tibetan, or Acala (immovable). The fire god Acala in Japanese Zen/Shinto is probably related in being a protective sword wielding warrior. In the Na-Khi Naga Cult he is known as the demon Zaw-ler-ngv-gu. He is blazing ultraviolet blue/black in colour like this Current of Dark Gods from the peaceful Amoghasiddhi, wrathful MahaKala, thunderbolt Zhonnu. He is the Watcher Za/Rahula/Acala/Naga. This Nagaraja is at the SouthEast of most ritual mandalas.

In the ancient Bon shamanism Za is Zaw, or the 9 planets, and Rahu as Rahula is the eclipse demon. His form is a 9-headed Nagaraja crowned with a black crow head, his coils covered with eyes. In one form he has three heads : one black, one white, and one red. His six arms hold to the right a sword, vajra, and wheel, and to the left a threatening mudra, snare, and hatchet. In another form he has nine heads, wrathful ones below and peaceful above. His four arms hold a Makara staff to the right, snake left, and the two at centre pull a serpentine bow and arrow. In both forms his body is cover with open eyes. And below the waist he is a twisting serpent surrounded by flames within a fiery quadrangle. In a later section are listed the Naga ornaments and Mantra of Za-Rahula.

From <<Demons and Oracles of Tibet>> :

Attributes of gZa-Rahula :
chief of all planetary gods
nine heads topped with raven’s head
which is very poisonous in it’s shadow
three lowest heads of the gshin-je type
are green and look down wrathfully to earth
three middle heads of the bdud type
are blue-red with bloodshot eyes
looking forward into the realm of man

three upper heads of the lha type
are green, red, and white with a peaceful look and gaze up into the sky
four arms holding bow-and-arrow,
makara head on a stick, and a snake
serpentine body covered with eyes
sitting in a fiery triangle or a lake of blood

Thirteen-fold Mandala around gZa-Rahula :

Right – Yab rdo rje srin po –
sits on a throne of bones, dark-blue, nine heads
Left – Yum rdo rje glog ‘gyu ma –
in a lake of blood, dark-red, nine heads
East – Byi nu raja – smake coloured
holding banners with makara and tiger on top
Outer East – gTag srin zor ba’i gdong can –
yellow-white, holding hook
Southeast – Drang srong –
pale yellow, holding nag-pasa and trident
South – Khyab mjug chen po –
dark-yellow, with nag-pasa and makara banner
Outer South – Bam srin dred kyi gdong can –
dark-yellow, with skull topped staff, nag-pasa
Southwest – Bikstipatra –
red, lifts a snake and a razor
West – lJang sden chen po –
dark-green, holding a snare and a chain
Outer West – Kong srin ba glang gi gdong can –
carries and hatchet and a snare
Northwest – Du ba mjug ring –
dark-blue, carries razor and skull cup
North – bDud po rog ti –
dark-blue, holds two snares
Outer North – ‘Brog srin chu srin gyi gdong can –
dark-green, lifts a mount Sumeru

Rahula names :

gZa’ mchog rgyal po rahula
Chos skyong gza’ bdud chen po rahula
gZa’ rgod dug gi spu gri
Drang srong gza’ bdud sgra can ‘dzin
Khyab ‘jug sgra gcan ‘dzin
Khyab ‘jug gnam mtsho’i bdag po
Srin po’i rgyal po gza’ bdud rahula
Du ba ‘jug ring
Rogs ste nag po
gNam gyi gza’ chen lha rgod
the wild god, planetary deity of the sky
Bar gyi khab ‘jug rahu’i rtsis
god of the atmosphere between sky and earth
Sa yi ‘phung bye nag mo – Rahu’s shakti/consort
realm of earth, ugly black woman holding
a sickle and a bag of diseases
rJe btsum ma Rig ma chen mo (or)
gZa’ thams cad kyi yum – goddess with Rahu
white body shining like the Moon
adorned with silks and jewels
three faces – red, white, blue with three eyes each
six arms in preaching mudra, blue lotus, vajra,
bow and arrow
retinue of seven goddesses of days of the week
Klu gza’ nag po/mo – in retinue of gZa
gCer bu lag rdum – in retinue, dark blue,
body of a man but the head of a snake,
riding a dragon, holding a snake snare
Yab gcig yaksa dzva la – to right of Rahu
dark red, nine heads, human body, holds staff
Yum gcig klu mo klog khyug ma – on left of Rahu
female with nine frog’s heads, snake body

Rahula is another of the principal Guardians of the Zogchen teachings. His lower body is like that of a snake, while his upper body is covered with eyes, which, together with the further eyes in his nine heads symbolize his ability to see in all directions. His bow and arrow are ready to strike at enemies, and his many mouths areready to devour their ignorance. He is shown in this wood-block print surrounded by flames of high energy, as are all Guardians, but Rahula’s power is so intense that, unless the practitioner has already developed considerable mastery, he can be a dangerous ally of potentially overwhelming power if not approached in the right way. Dorje Legba’s energy is less overwhelming than that of Rahula, he can be approached for assistance with relatively mundane matters, while Ekajati and Rahula are only concerned with matters strictly rrelating to the teachings and realization.

Rahu and Ketu (Dragon’s Head and Tail, the Northern Ascending and Southern Descending Nodes, respectively): These are the live head and truncated body of the demon. Of demonic origin they are essentially evil. Of black complexion, they control blood and skin. Small-pox, cholera, leprosy, plague and other epidemics are caused by them. They rule over prostitutes, gamblers and atheists. Poison is their favorite substance. Both are malefics. According to some authorities, Rahu and ketu are homeless wanderers, but others maintain that Rahu owns Virgo, and Ketu, Pisces, one of the two houses owned by Mercury and Jupiter respectively. Venus and Saturn are their friends, and Sun and Moon, enemies; they are

neutral towards Mars and Jupiter. Rahu and ketu rule the south-west. From the foregoing, it will be noticed that friendship and enmity are not reciprocal among planets. Rahu, for instance, loves Venus and Saturn, but Venus has no love for him.

In Hindu mythology, the demon Rahu is said to have stolen into the ranks of the gods while they were feasting on Amrita or nectar. He sneaked in between Sun and Moon, who were seated together, and these gods, recognizing the fraud, informed Vishnu who was presiding over the feast, about the intruder. Vishnu immediately cut off the demon’s neck. The miscreant, however, had already quaffed the nectar which had been served and hence could not die. So his head remains in the heavens as Rahu and body as Ketu. He is particularly vindictive against Sun and Moon for having informed against him, and eclipses are said to be caused by his trying to swallow them.

In Hindu Astrology
The Boar is Rahu (eclipse)
The Fish is Ketu (comet)

In Hindu astrology
Demon Rahu is portrayed as the Dragon’s head
in the form of a disembodied head
Ketu the Dragon’s tail is in the form of
a headless body holding a sword
standing upon a turtle.

Rahu (the Seizer) : also called
Radiance-of-Soma (Svarbhanu)
son of Vipracitti (Sagracious)
brother of Maya
mother is Simhika (Lioness)

Ketu, the Dragon’s tail
in heaven gives birth to comets and meteors
on earth causes earthquakes

In Hindu Yoga
Rahu is the open top of the central Kundalini channel
the Headless-One of the Zero-state
between the channels of the Sun and Moon

Yantra for Rahu (moon’s north mode, dragon’s head):
for matters of the subtle realm, mental unease,
criminal tendencies, trial, imprisonment,
and insanity

Yantra for Ketu (moon’s south mode, dragon’s tail):
for matters dealing with the health of the
lower body, back troubles, stiff and swollen
joints, internal disorders, veneral diseases,
and disorders of the legs and feet
(in other words – naga diseases)

Zinc is the metal of Rahu and Ketu.

Rahu’s blood touched the earth giving birth to garlic.

Rahu’s stone is Hessonite (gomed):
Garnet family, orange-brown,
the colour of the full moon when eclipsed.
Problems created by Rahu, and treated with
Hessonite include : a sluggish nature, hedonism,
bad luck, suffering, anxiety, insatiable desires,
sense gradification, love of money, power and
fame, dullness, stupidity, mental diseases,
imprisonment, suicidal tendencies, drug addiction
and overdose, ghostly hauntings, etc.
Hessonite gives clarity of mind, removes fear,
and gives persons new insight into their problems.
It’s mantra is:
AUM RAM RAHUVE NAMAHA !

Ketu’s stone is Cat’s/Tiger’s Eye:
Gems of the dark malefic Ketu protect the wearer
from obsessive and compulsive behavior,
animalism, imprisonment, accidents, anxiety and
fear, conspiracies, nightmares, and diseases of the
joints and nerves.
It’s mantra is:
AUM KAIM KETUVE NAMAHA !

Rahu Kalam –
Inauspicious times of the day ruled by Rahu
good for thieving, murders, and other evil
Sunday – 16:30-18:00 pm
Monday – 07:30-09:00 am
Tuesday – 15:00-16:30 pm
Wednesday – 12:00-13:30 pm
Thursday – 13:30-15:00 pm
Friday – 10:30-12:00 am
Saturday – 09:00-10:30 am

Za Dud Dug Gi Pu Dri Chhod –
“Poison razor blade Rahula”

Rahu’s father was a Rakshasha and mother was a Nagi.

Rahula is a manifestation of Vajrapani.

The eight Nagas who adorn Rahula :

blue Sankapalaka binds the hair
red Taksaka forms earrings
striped Kulika adorns shoulders
white Padma forms necklace
yellow Huluhulu forms bracelets
green Karkotaka forms brahma thread
nector Vasuki forms girdle
white Mahapadma forms anklets

Mantras of Za-Rahula :

Om Ketu ketu
Saha Ghahula
Samaya Hum !
Rahu Naga Mantra :

Om Sarpavibhushit
Ketaketa Raksha Rahula Sarparivara
Maha Panca Amrita Rakta Bhalimta Kharam Khahi !

Seed syllable is “RA” in a red-black sphere.

Mantra of Rahu :

Ram Hraum Bhraum Hrim Soma-Satrun
Vi-Dhvamsaya Vi-Dhavamsaya Rahave Namah !
(O Enemy of Soma-Moon !
Destroy Destroy all enemies ! I bow to you Rahu !)

Mantra of Ketu !
Krum Hrum Kraim Ketave Svaha !

Rahu is called the demon Bhu-chhaya (earth shadow).

Ketu is the body and trunk of the demon Saimhikeya.

Simhika – lion headed mother of Rahu.

Torma :
Rahu – meteoric iron filings, steep red pyramid, spirally striped, covered with eyes, surrounded by impaled humans, offerings of tea, beer, flesh
kLu – roundish, white, decorated with a snake

Mda’dar / Divination Arrow :
gZa’mda’ (Rahu) – spotted shaft, silk pendants
of the 5 colours yellow, white, red, blue, green

Mdos / Thread Cross :
kLu mdos – blue/green centre, rainbow rim
gZa’mdos – black centre, rainbow rim, decorated with raven feathers

Weather Magickes :
interferance from Rahu is indicated
by a slow wind and spreading fog
yellow clouds in the morning show that
the yellow kLu are displeased
to conjure destructive hail
make a figure of Rahu out of yellow rice dough
and use a phurbu to transfer essence of gZa into
Rahu causes apoplexy /stroke / anaeurysm

Rahu = Raksha = a ‘fury’ = fire storm = Rahula = tornado

Rudraksha mala = Rudra + Raksha = Rudra’s red eyes

From Guenther :
Upper end of sushumna comes up to the cranium then forward to ajna where ‘nothingness enters and descends’ and is called Rahu/Time/Pure Consciousness. ‘Rahu connects a man to the stellar worlds’. Rahu has no existence itself but is ‘nothingness’ abyss.

0 = emptiness/headlessness = Rahu
2 = bliss/naga/body/sex = Ketu
° = the abyss at Qoph

gZa-zwa – the planet hat, black cone with raven atop

9 Gateway Orifices of the Body :
R eye / Sun
L eye / Moon
R ear / Mars
L ear / Mercury
R nostril / Jupiter
L nostril / Venus
navel / Saturn
urethra / Rahu
exits to realms of animals and Nagas
closes with white <Sum>
anus / Ketu
exits to realms of hells and demons
closes with yellow <Ksum>

Planetary / Constellation Correspondences :
Rahu = Saturn, Uranus
power over Moon and Aquarius
Ketu = Mars, Pluto
power over Sun and Scorpio

Rahu/Ketu are balanced by the Sun and Jupiter
and are ruled by Shiva and Neptune (trident).

Rahu is also balanced by Durga, Rama, and Sarpa-Naga
Ketu is balanced by Rudra/Shiva, Brahma (knowledge)
and Chitragupta (karma).

Rahu’s vehicle is a Lion and Ketu’s is a Serpent.

Rahu’s symbol is a Magnet and Ketu’s is a Flag.

Rahu’s direction of influence is SW and Ketu’s is NW.

Hindu form of Rahu – black, riding a dog,
holding a red sun and a white moon

Rahu as Ego – “Like the nodes of the lunar orbit that causes eclipses, the self is a precise but abstract and insubstantial place where magnetic lines intersect.”

In the Sushumna :
right/Ida/Sun/prana =
Rahu – Eclipse Asura / Black Hole
left/Pingala/Moon/apana +
Kalagni – Fire of Time / Pulsars

Astrologically Rahu and Ketu are
non-existant magnetic crossroads
of the ecliptic with the zodiac

Vajrakila = electircal
Rahu/Ketu = magnetic

Rahu = Demon Swarbhanu = Satan

Rahu = head/brain
Ketu = phallus/spine

Rahu = linga/head/swastika/angles
Ketu = yoni/tail/coil/curves

Rahu looks forward
Ketu looks backwards (karma)

Rahu = female, lapis
Ketu = eunuch, , turquoise

Kalasarpa = Rahu + Ketu

Rahu = air
Ketu = fire

Rahu = solar eclipse
Ketu = lunar eclipse

Vastu – brother of Rahu

Rahu’s magickal square :

13 8 15 Base number is 8

14 12 10 Columns add to 36

9 16 11 Total #s add to 108

Ketu’s magickal square :

14 9 16 Base number is 9

15 13 11 Columns add to 39

10 17 12 Total #s add to 117

<Imagine the following scene : It is midnight on the meridian of Ujjain in India on February 18, 3102 B.C. The seven planets, including the sun and moon, cannot be seen since they are all lined up in one direction on the other side of the earth. Directly overhead the dark planet Rahu hovers invisibly in the blackness of night.>

There may be a relationship between the Phurba gods and the Planetary deities shown in images of gZa-Rahula in which he is stabbing a demon in a triangle with a phurba.

From the <Treasury of the Vast Space of Dharmata> :
The Root Sadhana of the Great Guardian Rahula entitled :
<Taking the Blood of the Life Channel>
from the Treasury of Dudjom Lingpa called
<T’hroma Nagmo- a practice cycle for realization of the wrathful Black Dakini> :

The following will be edited into an obscure language font in copies of this Grimoire circulated to the public :

NAMO GURU SARAHAPA YE:
The great guardian Rahula’s root practice, <Taking the Blood of the Life Channel>, for those worthy ones with the courage to accomplish it is praised as the friend of yogins who persevere in the essence in one lifetime. Easy to accomplish, it is eminently effective but dangerous, swift acting and of great power and ferocity. For the support torma, the base is round, an eight-spoked wheel of meteorite metal. At its hub put a red torma twisted at the top. Put nalings in front and at the three corners, eight tormas on the eight spokes, also twenty-eight balls and eight small tormas. These support materials are adorned with ornaments of silk brocade, meat, blood, leopard and tiger skins. The offering materials are meat, blood, torma and libation. Bless them with the mantra and mudra of the <Treasury of Space>. Upon the support torma put a vajra with a HUNG. Insert the seed syllable a little bit below the tip and insert a drawing of a blue HUNG to block the throat. Rahula will then accomplish actions and show personal kindless. maintain the pride of oneself as T’hroma.

HUNG: DUN DU DUR T’HROD RAB JIG U: SA CHHU ME LUNG NAM KHAI TSON: HUNG:
In front, in the midst of an extremely terrifying charnel ground, the expression of earth, water, fire, wind and space,

ME DUD LUNG CHHAR NA BUN LONG: RA LAY DRANG SRONG RA HU LA:
in an expanse of fire, smoke, wind, rain and fog, the rishi Rahula arises from RA.

ZHAL GUI TENG DU JA ROG DONG: KU TOD SRIN PO P’HA YI LU: Atop his nine heads is a raven-faced one. His upper body is a cannibal demon, like his father,

KHYAG ZHI DA ZHU CHHU SRIN ZHAG: KU MAD DRUL JUG LU CHAM MA:
with four hands holding arrow, bow, water cannibal and lasso. His lower body is the serpent tail of his naga mother.

GO LU MED PAR MIG GIY GANG: TO WAR ZHAL HOM RAB JIG DANG:
Eyes cover him, and there is no distinction between his head and torso. At his navel is a blazing face with a terrifying gaping mouth.

DARKYANG DRUL DUB ME DUD T’RHIG: DONG MO CHHED ZHI DHONG DA JED:
Draped with silks and wearing snake bracelets, he stands in a mass of fire and smoke. The four animal-faced sisters are his companions,

ZA GYAD P’HO NYA GYU KAR DRAN: DHE GYAD BANG KOL LAY LA GYED:
the eight planets, messengers and constellations his servants. The eight legions bound in his service are sent into action.

KYI WOR SANG DAG DOR JEY GYEN: NAY SUM OD ZER RAB T’HRO PAY:
He is adorned by Vajrapani, master of secrets, above his head. Light rays radiate intensely from his three places.

NAM KHA BAR NANG SA ZHI DANG: DUR T’HROD TZUG LAG CHHO KHOR NAY:
throughout the sky, outer space and land, to charnel grounds, temples and dharma places,

GANG NA NAY PAI TSO KHOR DRAN: MA LU KYAN DRANG NYIY MED GYUR:
wherever the lord, retinue and subjects dwell. It invokes them all and they become indivisible.
Invocation:

KSHA: DAD PA DANG NI DAM TSIG GIY: ZA CHHOG CHHEN PO SENG SU SOL: KSHA:
Because of my faith and samaya, Great Rahula, grant your presence.

DONG ZHI ZA GYAD GYU KAR DRE: MA LU KHOR CHAY SHEG SU SOL:
Four animal-faced sisters, eight planets, constellations and legions, all with your retinues, come forth.

DAM TSIG NYAN GYI DAN LA ZHUG: T’HRIN LAY DRUB KHYIR KHYAG KHYANG TSAL:
Sit down on the seat of strict samaya. I prostrate so that enlightened activity will be accomplished.

Mantra:
OM NAGA RAKSHA RAHULA SARWA SAPARIWARA VAJRA SAMAYA DZA DZA SAMAYA SATAM NAMO HO:

Offerings:

DZA: ZA DUD DUG GI PU DRI LA: NYER KYOD DOD YON MAN TOR RAK: DZA:
O poison Razor-Blade Planet Spirit, I present offerings, desirables, medicine, tormas, rakta,

DRA GEG SHA T’HRAG SROG UG KOR: DRU NA DAR ZAB CHAN ZAN RAY:
the flesh, blood, life breath and property of obstructing forces, a variety of grains, fine silk, wild animal skins,

ME TOG NA TSOG CHHU NA TSOG: T’HRAG NA NYING NA TOR MA KYEM:
flowers, waters, blood, hearts, tormas and libations-

T’HUN PAI DAM DZAY NA TSOG BUL: KHOR CHAY GYEY SHING TSIM GYUR NAY:
all types of appropriate samaya substances. You and your entourage will be pleased and satisfied,

DAG CHAG KHOR DANG CHAY PA LA: YER MED DROG DZOD SAM DON DRUB:
so assist me and my entourage constantly in achieving our intentions.

KOR NOR LONG KYOD SRUNG SHING KYONG: NGON KYOD DRAGPO DRA GEG SOD
Keep and protect our property, wealth and enjoyments and destroy obstructing forces by actual powerful activity.

Mantra:
SARWA GHANA PANTZA PUDZA BALINGTA KHAHI:

Praise:
HUNG: KHYAG NA DOR JEI KA NYAN CHAN: NAM KHAI KHAM LA NGA WANG DZAD: HUNG:
Holder of Vajrapani’s strict injunction, with dominion over the element of sky,

SRID SUM SROG GI DAG PO CHHE: DONG MO ZHI YI KING KANG BEB:
great master of life force of the three existences- your four animal-faced attendants bring down the death spirits,

TRUL PAI ZA GYAD JIG TEN KHYAB: GYU KAR NYER GYAD DRAN DU KOL:
and your eight planetary emanations pervade the world. You bind the twenty-eight constellations into service.

LHA SRIN DRE GYAD LAY LA GYED: T’HU TZAL JIG TEN SUM NA P’HAG:
and send the eight legions of gods and cannibals into action. Your prowess is the most exalted in the three worlds.

DZU T’HRUL NAM KHAI KHA DANG NYAM: DRAG TZAL NAM KHAI T’HOG LAY CHHE:
your miraculous powers equal the reaches of the sky and your ferocity is greater than meteors from the sky.

MON LAM TOB KYIY TAN PA SRUNG: DAM TSIG CHAN LA BU ZHIN KYONG:
By the strength of your prayers you protect the doctrine and guard all samaya holders as your children.

DAM NYAM SROG GI SHED PO CHHE: DRANG SRONG CHHEN PO KHYOG LA TOD:
Great executioner of vow breakers, great rishi, I pray homage to you.

DOR JE CHAN DANG PAD MA JUNG: RIG DZIN GYUD PAI T’HA TSIG ZHIN:
In accordance with the oath of the rigdzin lineage of Vajrapani and Padmasambhava,

SANG GYAY TAN PA NYAN PO SRUNG: NAL JOR DAG GI T’HRIN LAY DRUB:
strictly guard the Buddha’s doctrine. Accomplish this yogin’s enlightened activity

ZHI GYAY WANG DANG NGON KYOD LAY: SAM PA TZAM GYIY NYUR DRUB DZOD:
and the swift achievement, by mere thought, of pacifying, enriching, overpowering and destroying activity.

DAM LAY MA DA SA MA YA:
Do not transgress your vows ! Samaya !

Key visualization for the mantra:
DAG YI DAM LHAR SAL WAI DUN DU DUR T’HROD RAB JIG ME LUNG T’HRIG PAI U SU DRANG SRONG ZA CHHOG CHHEN PO TRUL KHOR KA KHOD DANG CHAY PA SAL SAI T’HUG KAR OD KYI GONG BUR YI GE RA MAR NAG GI T’HAR NGAG KYI T’HRENG WAY KOR WAR SAM:
I visualize myself clearly as the yidam in front of whom is a terrifying charnel ground filled with fire and wind. In the midst of this is the rishi, great guardian Rahula, with all his emanated entourage of obedient ones. At his heart, I clearly visualize a globe of light within which the reddish black letter RA is surrounded by the mantra.

DAG YI DAM GYI T’HUG KAI NGAG KYI T’HRENG WA LAY OD ZER T’HRO PAY SROG NGAG DANG DREY NAY DAG DANG DAM TSIG CHIG TU DREY TE KHONG NAM LA DAM TSIG NYAN POI SROG T’HOB NAY KAD CHIG KYANG DA WAI NAY MED PAR GYUR:
As the yidam, light rays emanate from the mantra in my heart and mix with the life force mantra. The samaya and I merge into one. Obtaining the life force of the strict samaya, no one ever transgresses it for even an instant.

DAY PA TZAM GYIY KHOI SROG NYING DAG LA T’HOB NAY T’HRIN LAY RAB JAM T’HAM CHAD T’HOG MED DU DRUB PAR SAM:
Just by reciting I obtain their life force essence and accomplish unimpeded, prodigious enlightened activity.

OM NAGA RAKSHA RAHULA HUNG DZA:

Calling with this mantra, incite them with:
OM NAGA RAKSHA RAHULA HALA HALA DRA LA BAD:

Inciting thus, annihilate with:
OM NAGA RAKSHA RAHULA HALA HALA DRA WO (such-and-such) HUR TUM SOD:

The changes in visualization can be learned from oral instruction.

For the offering prayer, having set out the libation, first portion and accumulated substances, wash away impurities with:
RAM YAM KAM:

Transmute them into elixer with:
AMRITA . . . :

Consecrate and increase them with the mantra and mudra of the <Treasury of Space>.

DZA: NAM KHAY LONG DANG CHHO KHOR EN: DUR T’HROD TZUB GYUR T’HRAG TSOI LONG: DZA:
In the expance of space and secluded dharma places, in wild charnel grounds and in vast blood lakes,

KUN TU MA NGEY NAY GYU WAI: KA SRUNG DRANG SRONG RA HU LA:
roving in indefinite places, guardian of the doctrine, rishi Rahula,

SROG GI PU DRI SHEG SU SOL: DOR JE DZIN GYAL PAD JUNG GI:
Razor-Blade of life force, come forth! As I call upon you by the strict oath

T’HA TSIG NYAN PO BOD DRUB KYI: MA T’HOG NAY DIR SHEG SU SOL:
of Vajrapani and Padmasambhava, come forth without delay to this place.

DAG GI SRUNG MAR NGA SOL LO: JA CHHANG KYEM P’HUD MAR TOR DANG:
I empower you as my protector. I offer tea and beer libations, first portions and a red torma,

SHA NA NYING NA T’HRAG NA TSOG: DAR ZAB CHAN ZAN RAY MA DANG:
various kinds of meat, heart and blood, fine silks and wild animal skins,

TEN DZAY DRUB DZAY KANG DZAY DANG: RI DAG YUNG DAG CHHU NAY DANG:
the substances of support, accomplishment and fulfillment, free, domestic and aquatic animals,

JA RIG CHAN ZAN RIN CHHEN MAN: T’HUN DZAY CHHOD DZAY NA TSOG KYIY:
birds, wild animals, jewels and medicine. All kinds of appropriate and offering substances

ZA DUD DUG GI PU DRI CHHOD: TRUL PAI ZA GYAD DONG CHAY CHHOD:
I offer to Poison Razor-Blade Rahula, the eight planets and animal-faced sisters,

GYU KAR NYER GYAD DRE GYAD TSOG: MA LU KHOR CHAY SOL LO CHHOD:
twenty-eight constellations and host of the eight legions, all with your entourages- partake ! I offer !

DAG CHHAG DRUB CHHOG KHOR CHAY LA: YER MED DROG DZOD SAM DON DRUB:
Assist me and my entourage constantly in achieving our intentions.

TRA SHIY DE LEG P’HEL GYAY SHING: KHU DOG DUG TZUB MA DZAD CHIG:
Increase happiness and good fortune. Please do not be contentious or malicious.

DAM TSIG NYAN LAY MA DA WAR: CHI CHOL T’HRIN LAY NYUR DRUB DZOD:
Do not transgress your strict samaya but quickly achieve whatever action I request.

When this is accomplished, within one month of practice, radiating sparks of fire and flashes of light will occur. The proclaimed samaya is established by the yidam’s mantra. Sprinkle the elixer of vajra samaya. Samaya ! The samaya-bound yogin who accomplishes this will be able to achieve all actual powerful activity without impediment, and fame of his or her powers will spread throughout the earth. All misguiding forces will be annihilated. Samaya ! Treasure seal ! Secret seal ! Sealed in perpetuity ! The sign dissolves!
Thus the yogi of natural great perfection (Dzogchen), Dudjom Dorje Drolod, accurately deciphered this from nonletter symbols in the sky. Written down by Chhokyi. Virtue !

The rest of this Grimoire consists of long lists of the Mantras and Names from the Naga Currents. For years I’ve tried to find this information on Serpent Magicke in the East’s primal systems. Be aware of the fact that the <<Mahabharata>> lists 78 names of the ‘sons of Kadru’, or names of Hindu Nagarajas/Nagas/Nagis, and one scripture called <<Nilamata>> lists over 500, so this booklet only

scratches the surface of this long and involved tradition. I am tempted to keep it to myself as my priveledged knowledge. But any working mystical/magickal system should be shared for those extremely few others who may benefit. We are lucky to live at this time when the theologies of all religions past and present are published for our education and comparison. Shifting the wheat from the racist chaft gives us a kernal of possible truth to hopefull re-sprout into the present psychic world. Whatever gods survive in the 90’s certainly ought to be communed with. Enjoy this still alive Current

Dictionary of Dragons / Nagas / Serpents :

Invocation :
<<From out of water onto earth,
raising up into air gazing towards the Sun,
I NagaVajra arise !>>

Nagas and their Puja/Worship :

Naga = “those who do not walk, who creep”

Nagas/Nagis – gods of water and weathermaking,
represent the dead ancestors, are guardians of
treasure, control fertility, and are tutelar deities
representing the god/goddess of nature.

Nagarupa forms :
Nagaraja – human form with 3/5/7/9
snake hoods and coils behind
Divya-Naga – human above and serpentine below
Tiras-chan-Naga – total snake form

Sarpa-vidya – magickal knowledge of snakes

Nagas, Makaras, and Tortoises
form a water/earth Trinity

Nag-Mati – snake doctors

Vajrakilaya / Dorje-phurba – Herukas over Nagas

<<Phurbas are the fangs of the Nagas.>>

Trees hold sap, and Nagas hold poison.

Nagas lord over the harvesting of gems,
metal smelting, and alchemy.

Shiva’s weapon Pinaka is a 7-headed snake club.

The Blue Pearl on the Naga’s head is it’s glowing Pineal.

Nagas wear a ruby on their forehead,
and Garudas wear an emerald.

Nagas live in springs under willow trees,
which one can plant in their honour,
and they are in charge of rain, trees, fruit, flowers.

Vastu-Sarpa – ‘house serpent guardian’

Nagas live under Mt. Meru and rule rains and fertility.

 

To see images of the Nagas who have been
‘polluted by the sins of men’
pour yellow water over a mirror.

If someone accidentally kills a snake they will have
to bury or burn it because the image of the snake’s
killer remains on it’s eyes and other snakes can then read it and seek out that person for punishment.

White Nagas – the Ancestors
Red Nagas – wrathful
Blue/Black Nagas – demonic
Nagas carry : amrita vases, water bowls, gems,
lotuses, scriptures, terma, and wear earrings.

Nagas as were-animals only turn from human into
serpent form during sex and sleep.

Nagarajas were once Kings who after death
are worshipped in the form of Snakes.

Klu/Nagas cause dreams and mirages of
snakes, frogs, mountain meadows,
and voluptuous girls with light blue skin

Buddhist stupas were built over earlier Naga temples.

Read Prajnaparamita Sutra to bring rain,
because it came from the realm of the Nagas.

To bring sunshine –
bury 13 clay snakes and 13 clay frogs offered to klu.

The scriptures of the Bon-po’s are called the
kLu-Bum, or the writings of the Nagas :
<Klu ‘bum dkar po>
<Klu ‘bum nag po>
<Klu ‘bum khra po>

The Three Bon-po Worlds :
Lha – gods
Wo/Men
kLu – serpents

Nagas are mixed Devas, Men/Women, and Asuras

Three colours of Nagas : white, multicolour, black

Klu-Khang – serpent house

Nagakal – stone votive tablet to the Nagas
put up for fertility between two trees 6 months
then put in the water the other 6 months

Sarpa-bali – serpent festival

Naga offerings are to be of camphor and vermillion,
or milk and flowers, i.e., semen and menses
also juniper incense

Nagara Panchami – Full-Moon festival in July/August
Nagappa – clay image of cobra, pour milk over
Nagarakatte – cobra shrine
Nagappana-Habba – snake festival for newly
married females at which these virgins
sexually consummate their marriages
draw serpent designs on walls with coal
put clay spirals and eggs on a board over a stream
worship a Nagakal stone under a tree for fertility

Man and the nagas divide the land between
men – domestic animals, houses, cultivated land
nagas – all wild and unexploited land and animals

Naga images held under a turtle shell
can magickally cause a drought.

During drought one can burn Dragon’s blood
incense in the form of a Naga on the ground.

Wash $Money$ in flowing water
for the Naga’s blessings for it’s increase.

Thailanese monks are ordained with water
poured over a bamboo Naga image.

Naga diseases – eye diseases, leprosy
and other skin diseases, infertility and impotence.

A Naga disease manifest in man or environment is caused by an imbalance in Nature, ie., an angry Naga, and these diseases are cured in the person by curing the naga by offering it medicine in the form of an offering into the water or earth.

All male snakes have two penises !!

All Initiates of Kundalini Yogas and Tantras,
like their brother Priests of the Druids and the Maya,
are called Nagas, or Serpents, the Wise Old Ones.

Personal Gem called “Nagaskin” :
10 miles long by 5 miles wide, water cannot wet it,
nor the wind shake it, it warms in cold weather
and cools in the heat, shines brighter than the Moon

4 kinds of Nagas :
Celestrial – guarding the mansions of the gods
Aerial – bringing wind and rain
Earthly – living in rivers and pools of water
Guardians of hidden treasures

Japanese
Hour of the Dragon = 7am-9am
Hour of the Snake = 9am-11am

Serpentine – stone used for protection from
ghosts, curses, witches, nightmares, nagas, etc.
has an anti-psychic influence and is
not recommended for use as a mala for mantra.

Para (alchemically solidifies mercury):
Is used in India to treat streaks of bad luck,
proneness to accident, nightmares, insanity,
and unexplained diseases.
Is also usefull in all cases thought to be caused by
ghosts, nagas, curses, and demons.

The Herb Sarpagandha
(Serpent Root or Rauwolfa Serpentina)
For the treatment of insanity, mania, violence,
insomnia, drug overdose, and schitzophrenia.

Naginis manifest in places of beauty
where sun or moonlight touch water and earth
like a fern covered rock shelving in a stream.
Buddha gave his monastic robe divided into pieces
as talismans to protect the buddhist Nagas
who have taken vows from their enemy Garudas.

Vajrapani also protects Nagas from Garudas in
the form of a dark blue Garuda (blue from drinking
the poison Hala-hala) who gives
Amrita to Rahu and Nagas.

Nagapatri – ‘vessel of a Naga’, name of one
possessed by the spirit of a Naga/Nagi

Shivalingas are worshipped in the medium of
Coral by Ananta and the Nagas and
Iron by the Rakshasas.

Naga subjugation – cut a cord to represent bad ties

Naga Puja : before a snake hole plant a stick
with a white cotton cord spiralled around it.

Nila Purana – Scriptural account of Naga worship
in the Kashmir valley by the NR Nila.

Nagastra / Sarpastra –
missle weapon that turns into a serpent

Naga magickians use
hypnotism/mesmerism with their snake eyes

Shaivites say Naga race is superior to mankind but
Buddhists say they are inferior to humans.

Nagkesvara – Shiva’s flower that looks like
a linga with a snake hood over it (Jack-in-the-Pulpit)

Cedar woods and incense sacred to Nagas

Nagas worshipped as :
water spirit
ancestor spirit
guardians of hidden treasures
god of fertility
tutelary genus loci deity
Naga Puja to consecrate a body of Water
from the Mahanirvana Tantra :

<<Worship Varuna . . . <Reservoir of Water ! Thou that givest life to all beings ! Thou that art presided over by Varuna ! May this consecration of thee by me give satisfaction to all beings that live and move in water, on land, and in the air.> . . . sprinkle the well with water . . with folded hands say : <Be well pleased, all beings, whether living in the air or on earth or in water; I have given this excellent water to all beings; may all beings be satisfied by bathing in, drinking from, or plunging into this water; I have given this common water to all beings. Should anyone by his own misfortune be endangered in this, may I not be guilty of that sin, may my good work bear fruit.> . . . In the consecration of a sacred water tank and other kinds of reservoirs of water there should be a Nagastambha (a thick piece of wood driven into the center of the tank) and some aquatic animals. Aquatic animals, such as fish, frogs, alligators, and tortoises, should be made of metal, according to the means of the person consecrating. There should be made two fish and two frogs of gold, two alligators of silver, and two tortoises, one of copper and another of brass. . . Then the Naga should be supplicated for worship: Ananta, Vasuki, Padma, Mahapadma, Taksaka, Kulira, karkata and Samkha, all these are the protectors of the water. These eight names of the Nagas should be written on Asvattha (ficus religiosa) leaves, and, after making japa of the Pranava (Om) and the Gayatri, the leaves should be thrown into a jar. Calling upon Sun and Moon to witness, the leaves should be mixed up together, and one should be drawn therefrom, and the Naga whose name is drawn should be made the protector of the water. Then a wooden post, auspicious and straight, should be brought and smeared with oil and tumeric, and bathed in consecrated water, to the accompaniment of mantras, and then the naga who has been made the protector of the water should be worshipped with the Shaktis : Hri, Ksama, and Santi. <O Naga ! Thou art the couch of Visnu, thou art the adornment of Siva; do thou inhabit this post and protect my water.> Having thus made supplication to Naga the pillar should be set in the middle of the reservoir, and the dedicator should then go round the tank, keeping it to his right. If the post has been already fixed, then the Naga should be worshipped in a jar, and, throwing the water of the jar into the reservoir, the remainder of the rites should be performed.>>

Nagarajas/Serpent Lords :

Deities who control Nagas :

Virupaksha – Guardian of the West
red garments, horse, coral, flaming torches
Acala / Vajrapani – Wielder of the Vajra
in form of a Garuda who is blue from drinking the
poison hala-hala and offering amrita to nagas
Amitabha – as Buddha of the watery West
Amoghasiddhi – serpent haloed Buddha of north
Nagarjuna – traveled to nagaloka
Shiva Nag Bhushan – Shiva wearing serpents
All Vajra or Phurpa wielding deities
Hayagriva / Tamdin – Horse-headed god
Vajrakilaya / Dorje-Zhonnu – Phurba god
Za-Rahula – Serpent Protector
Varuna – Hindu Lord of the Waters
All Nagarajas – Kings and Queens of the Naga realm

Nagarajas :

Dombipa – form of Nagarjuna, serpent adorned,
riding a tiger, with shakti

Nagabhushana – Shiva as the serpent adorned one

Nagesvar – city where Shiva is worshipped
in the form of a serpent

Ashta-nagas – Eight directional Nagarajas

Sheesha – Serpent of Shiva seen coiled around him
<He who remains apart from the rest>
Yogi Patanjali is an incarnation of him
as is Balaramadeva, the brother of Krsna,
in Southern India Sheesha is known as Subbaraya

Susna / Arbuda / Ahi / Vala – Naga Chiefs

Sheesha / Vasuki / Takshaka – 3 Chiefs of the Nagas
Vasuki – Naga garland on Mahakala,
and guardian of the Kathmandu valley in Nepal
Basak Nag / Basuki – Indonesian version, has two
brothers named Mehal Nag and Svar Nag and a
son named Nag Pal

Taksha / Upataksha – Nagaraja pair

Ananta – Seven-headed Serpent bed of Vishnu,
the Endless One, used as a Rope in the tug-of-war
between the Devas and Asuras churning both
nector and poison out of the Ocean Mother of milk.
Ananta is also shown riding a tortoise, is white,
has 4 arms with 2 in gassho and 2 holding
plough and javelin, offer sugar to.
In Nagaloka Ananta is attended by Kambala and
Asvatara who fan him, Karkotaka who pours jars
of nector for him, and worshipped by Vasuki.

Muchalinda – Nagaraja who supported and protected the enlightened Buddha from the assaults of Mara and Maya. He also guarded Ananta’s Prajnaparamita Terma and later revealed it to Terton Nagarjuna.

Karkota / Karkotaka – Nagaraja of Nepal

Vashudhari – Naga chief

Ashwatar – King of Nagas

Ganasha – Indian snakebite god

Chandra-Sarpa – Hangs from Garuda’s beak

Dinnaga – Indian Serpent guardian

Klu-po – Tibetan underworld god

Vrita – Antagonist of Indra, dragon of sand storms

Azi / Ahi Budhnya- when Vrita was killed and fell to the bottom of the mountain thus releasing soma/water she was called this meaning : Serpent of the Deep

Kaliya – Five-headed antangonist of Krsna

Varuna and Varuni – Nagaraja and Nagirani

Varuni – also the Nagini shakti of Sheesha-Ananta.

Varuna and Sagara – Buddhist Nagarajas

Mani-Naga – rainmaker Nagaraja, mani=’jewel’

Parshvanatha – Jain Nagaraja

Dharanendra (male) and Padmavati 9 female)
Jain Nagarajas

Varuna – God of the Waters over all the Naga race,
seated on a Makara, with consorts Ganga and
Yamuna, known as Sui-ten in the Shinto faith,
seed mantra is Va or Vam, known in Tibet as
gZhon nu gtum po sog ma med who is blue,
has a 7 naga headress, nag-pasa, is dressed in
snake skins, and rides a 9-headed Makara,
also known as Nagaraja Ba ru rgyal ba who
is born from a blue/turquoise egg with 6 faces
like the stars, and whose consort is
Klu’i byin te chen mo, he is also known as
Baruna in Bali, only Nagaraja recognized as a Deva.

Sagara – Nagaraja

Canda – Nagaraja of a lake

Sirisutha – Nagaraja

Kalika – Nagaraja Krsna dances upon

Champeyya – Nagaraja

Nagavithi – milky way as the ‘path of the snake’

Nanda – Nagaraja who controls the rains
1 head, 2 arms, holds serpent, or
4 heads, 6 arms, wielding bow and arrow

dVang-lDan – mightly powerful Chinese Nagaraja

Sankukarna – Nagaraja who rides on a tiger,
is yellow, has 4 arms with 2 in gassho and other 2 holding noose and hook, offer milk to

Audusta – Kashmir Nagaraja subdued by Buddhism

Nandopananda and Upanananda –
Nagarajas of Mt. Meru

Ma-dros – Naga King of Lake Manasarovar Lake
at the base of Mt. Kailasa

Sankhapala – Tibetan Nagaraja

Mahakala – Nagaraja who created
large images of the Buddha and his predecessors

Sarnath – Nagaraja whose name graces
the Buddhist city of Naga worship

Nalanda – Nagaraja whose name graces
the Buddhist university

Swastika – Nagaraja whose name means well-being

Phraa Upagota / Phraa Uppakrut
Nandopanananda
Tapu Byng – Thailanese Nagarajas

Pandava – Nagaraja who revealed that Nagas
keep Garudas from carrying them away by
swallowing a stone to make them heavy.

Nagaraja Kala – will awake and arise and sing
before the coming of the next Buddha Maitreya.

Nagaraja Mahakala (skt) = Dai Koko (jap)

One of the Buddha’s teeth is a relic enshrined
by the King of the Nagas in the city of Rama.

Buddhist Nagarajas
immune from harassment from Garudas
because they have taken Buddhist refuge :
Nanda, Upananda, Sagara, Dritarasa, Anavataptu

9 Treasure Guarding Nagarajas of Kuvera :
Padma, Mahapadma, Makara, Kacchapa,
Mukunda, Nanda, Nila, Kharwa

Lord Jigten Sumgon, who is a reincarnation of Nagarjuna, once had eye troubles and was cured by having his eyes licked by the Nagaraja Sokma Me.

Balarama / Baladeva – represents wine as his brother Krsna is sex, incarnation of Sheesha, naga with wine cup, when he died a snake left his mouth wife is the Nagini Thakur Rani.

Nagarajas from Vogel’s <<Indian Serpent Lore>> :
Karkota / Karkotaka – ‘the crested one’
Bhuridatta, Sagara – got Buddha’s gold bowl
Dhritarastra / Ellapatra / Ellatra / Airavata –
worshipped Buddha in Deer Park,
Nanda and Upananda – at Buddha’s birth, floated
in the air and poured water over him,
Sudarsana – worshipped Buddha,
Uruvilva and Apalala – Buddha subdued,
Manikantha – ‘jewel throat’,
Srutasena – brother of Takshaka,
Vasunemi – brother of Vasuki,
Shankha, Nila – Kashmir, Shankha – ‘conch shell’,
Parvanatha – Jain NR against snakebites,
Virupakkha, Takshaka, Champaka, Kambala,
Kala, Chakravaka, Aryaka, Manasvin, Kumuda,
Sagara, Anavatapta, Vamana, Virupaksha,
Kamandalu, Krishna, Gautamaka,
Girika, Vidyujjvala, Manodara, Chulodara,
Maniakkhika, Bhuridatta, Champaka, Sariputra,
Sankhapala, Chanda, Sura-dardara, Sumana,
Gunadhya, Paravatakhya, Dadhikarnasya
Utpala, Anavatapta, Pundarika, Pushpadanta,
Dharanidhara / Dhem Nag, Chhindaka Naga,
Baidyanath, Pundarika, Phai Mukuta,
Astika-Jaratkaru, Bhagavato Nagendrasya

12 Nagarajas who bear the great Lord Sun :
Vasuki, Kankanikara, Taksaka, Naga, Elapatra, Sankhapala, Airavata (Iravan), Dhananjaya, Mahapadma, Karkotaka, Kambala, Asvatara

Nagarajas from the Linga-Purana :
7 Indian Naga Lokas and their Nagarajas going down :
Atal – white, Kambalasva, Mahakumbha, Hayagriva
Vital – coral, Danavas, Tarakagni, Mahantaka, Prahlada
Sutal – yellow, Vainayaka, Kalanemi
Rasatal – rocky, Suvarna, Vasuki
Talatal – gravelly, black, Virocana, Hiranyaksa, Naraka, Sankukarna, Namuci
Mahatal – golden ground covered with jewels, temples, and mansions dedicated to Lord Shiva,occupied by Ananta and Mucukunda
Patal – Bali
26 Nagarajas of the thousands given birth to by Kadru : Sesa, Vasuki, Karkota, Sankha, Airvata, Kambala, Dhananjaya, Mahaanila, Padma, Asvatara, Taksaka, Elapatra, Mahapadma, Dhrtarastra, Balahaka, Sankhapala, Mahasankha, Puspadamsra, Subhanana, Sankhaloman, Nahusa, Vamana, Phanita, Kapila, Durmukha, Patanjali

More Nagarajas :

Varuna Narayana (moving on the waters)

Navakela – Singalese NR from whose tears (semen)
the Goddess Pattini was born

Asura (NRs) Arbuda, Chakravapin, Swastika, Mani, Kapilanaga, Ishvaku, Vaisalya, Iravan, Dhritarashtra, Prithu, Virupaksha, Karsha Nag, Sabir Nag, Santan Nag, Kailang, Awurasena (son of NR Takshaka), Airavata, Gopala, Apalala, Mahakalo, Sisunaga, Mahanaman, Khetta, Saraj, Seoraj, Saryas, Keralas, Kinas, Chera/Sera, Satrubhanja, Bhavanaga, Nagadutta, Kinchaka, Virasena, Nagakotta (poison), Jaya Bhujanga (victorious serpent), Somasvara, Chakravata, Jaratkaru, Dadhikarnasyi, Yogisunder, Maninagesvara, Vamsa, Vajrakusa, Voras

Aravalo (terrorized Buddhist missionary with storm)

Nahush (son of Ayus and the
daughter of Rahu-Svarbhanu

NR Karkota – rules in Nepal

NR Nila – rules in Kashmir

NR Takshaka – rules in Taxila

Lung Wang – Dragon King

T’aihao / Paohsi / Fushi –
Naga father of Nagini Nukua

Human Kings who after death are worshipped as NRs:
Dhritarashtra, Kauravya, Dhananjaya,
Ambarisha, Janamejya, Nahusha, Damodara

Nagaraja ornaments of the MahaKala Tantra :

Takshaka wraps around his body
Ananta belts his waist
Vasuki drapes his neck
Sesena earring

The eight Nagarajas who adorn Rahula :

blue Sankapalaka binds the hair
red Taksaka forms earrings
striped Kulika adorns shoulders
white Padma forms necklace
yellow Huluhulu forms bracelets
green Karkotaka forms brahma thread
nector Vasuki forms girdle
white Mahapadma forms anklets

Another version of these Nagaraja positions :

head Ananta
ears Padma
neck Taksaka
shoulders Mahapadma
heart Vasuki
navel Sankhapala
sacrum Karkotaka
tip of tail Kulika

Tibetan version of these Nagaraja ornaments :

brow Hung-kara
right shoulder Yukngon
throat Tamdrin
heart Shinjeshe
above navel Dutsi-Khyil
gut centre Miyo-Gon
right thigh Dorgyel
left thigh Khamsum-Namgyel
lingam Topoche

 

 

Nagarajas of the Gods from the Atharva-Veda :

E Agni Asita Black Defender
S Indra Tiraschiraji Cross-lined Serpent
W Varuna Pridaku Adder
N Soma Svaja Constrictor
C Vishnu Kalmashgriva Black Spotted-neck
Z Brihaspati Svitra White Serpent

Hindu Lokapalas / Lords of the Directions :

N Vaisravana – yellow – rules over Yaksas
mongoose, once a Garuda, marries a Nagini
S Virudhaka – blue/green – rules over Kumbhandas
sword, once a Naga
E Dhrtarastra – white – rules over Gandharvas
lute, once a Naga who became a Protector
W Virupaksha – red – rules over Nagas
holds a stupa, once a Garuda

Nagaraja Mandala from the Hevajra Tantra :

E Vasuki yellow
S Padma white
W Karkota black
N Takshaka red
NE Mahapadma white
SE Hulunta blue
SW Kulika green
NW Shankhapala yellow

Nagaraja Mandala from the Chakrasamvara Tantra :

E Norgyay blue increasing wealth
N Jogpo green the carpenter
W Top-kyi-gyu red might
S Padma yellow lotus
SE Hulunta a Nagaraja
SW Rigs-Dan of noble birth
NW Dung-Kyong Shangkha-pala
NE Maha-padma great lotus
Nepali Lokapalas and Nagarajas :

E Bindusara
S Srimadhaka
W Elapattra
N Uttaramanasa

8 Nagarajas from the Mahavirvana Tantra :

E Ananta
SE Kartaka / Karkota / Karkotaka
S Padma / Padmaka
SW Samkha / Sankhapaka / Shankhapalaka
W Takshaka
NW Kulira / Kulika / Huluhulu
N Vasuki
NE Mahapadma

8 Nagaraja/Klu from <<Oracles and Demons of Tibet>>
by Nebesky-Wojkowitz :

E mTha’ yas pale blue
SE Padma red
S Nor rgyas white
SW Padma chen po pale yellow
W ‘Jog po red
NW Dung skyong yellow
N sTobs rgyu blue-green
NE Rigs ldan varicoloured

Nagarajas from <<Indian Serpent Lore>> by Vogel :

C Varuna white
7-headed holding jewel and lotus
E Ananta dark blue
SE Karkotaka blue
human/naga
S Padmaka colour of a lotus stalk
5-headed
SW Shankhapala yellow
W Takshaka saffron coloured
NW Kulika white
30 hoods
N Vasuki green
7-headed
NE Mahapadma gold

Another version from <<Oracles and Demons of Tibet>> :

E white 1 headress of conch-shells
S blue 2 turquoise
W red 3 copper
N green 4 red and green jewels
NE red 5 coral
SE black 6 iron
SW azure blue 7 pearls
NW multicoloured 8 cornelian

From the Vajrayogini Tantra :

E white Naga Increasing Wealth
SE yellow Naga Carrying a Conch Shell
S white Naga Lotus
SW white Naga Possessing Lineage
W blue Naga Karakota
NW red Naga Boundless
N Naga Jogpo
NE white Naga Great Lotus

Translated Names of Nagarajas / Charnel Grounds :

E NR Increasing Wealth / Ferocious One
SE NR Carrying a Conchshell / Auspious Garden
S NR Lotus / Possessing Bone and Marrow
SW NR Possessing Lineage / Fearful Darkness
W NR Karakota / Blazing Vajra
NW NR Boundless / Making Sound of KiliKili
N NR Jogpo / Very Dense Forest
NE NR Great Lotus / Wrathful Laughter

My Version of the NagaRajaSeraphim :

Sheesha Circle
Za East
Rahula South
Naga West
Acala North
Dorje-Phurba/Vajrakilaya Zenith
Za-Nagesh Centre
Naga/Nehushtan Elemental
From <<The Na-Khi Naga Cult>> by J.F.Rock :

According to the Na-Khi tribes there are :
5 Nagarajas
99 sky Nagas
77 terrestrial black Nagas
55 mountain Nagas
33 valley Nagas
11 village Nagas
multiple cloud and rainbow Nagas

Dso-na-lo-ch’i (Na-Khi)
Ratnachuda (Hindu)
gTsug-na-rin-chhen (Tibetan) –
Nagaraja human above and serpentine beneath
Se-hphang-nag-po / Srog-dkar-rgyal-po (Tib) – Na-Khi and Tibetan Nagaraja supreme
4 K’u-ng’a – Lokapada / Nagarajas / Gatekeepers

Five Classes of Nagas of the Elements :
Ssu – lives in water
Nyi – trees
Dtu – rocks and cliffs
Ssaw – earth

Five colours of the directional Nagarajas :
E-white / S-green / W-red / N-yellow
Centre-spotted / Zenith-turquoise / Nadir-black

Names / Vaharas / Colours of the Nagarajas :

E – Ssu-per – white tiger
S – Ssu-har – green dragon
W – Ssu-na – purple/black dragon
N – Ssu-shi – yellow elephant
C – Muan-na-Lu-gv – spotted frog

6 Nagarajas and their Iconography :

Ch’er-gko-gyi-bbu – rides snake,
flowers on head, pool in forest,

Ssaw-gko-gyi-bbu – rides dragon, holds gem, snake headress, wind dweller
Gko-gyi-bbu – rides leopard, tall hat, lives in Manasarovar Lake, blue
Na-gko-gyi-bbu – rides ox, wheel on head,
cloud abode
Nyi-ggo-dtu-wua – white,
lives in a wheel in the heavens
Nyi-ssa-khyo-lo – (opposite) black,
lives in a lake with 2 dragons

Migon Karpo – Nagaraja

Mahanaga – took Nagarjuna to Amitabha’s western
paradise to receive Amida practices.

Naga Magicke Squares :

L A Z LA ZA L
A H A X N X Z
N A Z NA SA S

Mantras :

Master Mantra :

Om Ah Hum
Shiva Padmasambhava
Vajrakiliya Lam Phat !

Hindu Nag-Mantra :

Om
Sarpavibhushit
Ketaketa Raksha
Rahula Saparivara
Maha Panca Amrita
Rakta Bhalimta
Kharam Khahi !

My NagaVajra Mantra :

Om
Nagesh NagaVajra
Za Rahula Acala Naga
Hum Lam Phat !

Seed Mantra of Water and Nagas :

VAM !

Mantra of the Bengali Snake Goddess Manasa :

Om Devi-mam-bham-ahi-nam
Shasha-dhara-vadanam
Charu-kantim Vadanyam Harsa-rudha-muda-rama-runi- tava-sanam
Sarvadam Sarvadaiva Smerasyam Manditangim Kana- kama-niga-nair-naga-ratna-iran-ekair Vande’ham
Sashta-naga-muru-kucha-yugalam
Bhoginim Kamarupam!

Seed syllables :
Sa = Benzai-ten
Za = gZa
Ra = Rahula
Va = Vajra
Ki = Kila
Ing = Naga

8 Seed Mantras of the
Elemental Realms going down :

A
Ya
Ma
Du
Ru
Tsa
Sha
Na

Lokas :

14 Nepalese Shamanic Lokas of Descent :

Om Visnulok
Sat Lok
Jap Lok
Mahar Lok
Swarga Lok
Bhoor Lok
Bhoo Lok
Atal
Bital
Sutal
Talatal
Mahatal
Rasatal
Patal

NagaLoka Underground/Underwater Cities :

Patala
Bhogavati- capital of Patala
Bhuvaneshwar
Nagpur
Anavatapta – Tibetan land of the Nagas

7 Indian Naga Lokas going down :

Atal
Vital
Sutal
Rasatal
Talatal
Mahatal
Patal

Male Nagas/Serpent Gods:

Nagas – Indian underworld Serpent-headed men

Naga – <those who do not walk, who creep>
Sarpa – Hindu flying Serpent

Uraga – <breast goer> = Naga name in Nepal

3 Chinese Dragons :
Lung – sky dragon with pearls in it’s beard
Li – ocean dragon
Chiao – dragon of marshes and mountains

Sarpabhushana – Shiva’s Cobra garland/necklace

Lu – Tibetan Naga

kLu – Tibetan underworld water gods
blue-black in color

Klu-po – male Naga

Klu-mo – female Nagini

Kalanag – Philippine death serpent (Kali+naga)

Klu – daevic Nagas

Klu bdud – demonic Nagas

kLu-srin – demonic Nagas

Klu bdud nag po – black demon Naga

Nanda and Upanda –
two Nagas who pour water from urns

Klu bdud nag po mgo dgu – 9 headed, 8 Naga
headress, snake snare

Khyab ‘jug chen po – 9 heads, white and dark brown
and red, seed <Ra>, raven topknot, yellow hair,
3 eyes, holds bow and arrow, Makara banner,
nag-pasa, lower body a green coiled snake with
thousands of eyes, face in belly, adorned with
skulls, human skin, bones, jewels, and snakes,
in retinue of Palden Lhamo
gZa’ mchog chen po Rahula – Naga in retinue of
Vaisravana/Kubera/Jambhala, upper body a
Rakshasha, bottom a Naga, 9 headed with raven
in topknot, Makara banner, nag-pasa

Raja gang gi klu btsan – dark red Naga, blue cloak,
serpent girdle, blue silk turban, quiver of tiger skin,
bow case of leopard skin, right holds black iron
lance, left holds nag-pasa, rides yellow horse
or yellow tiger

Chu srin pa’i rgyal po lags – king of Makaras

Zhang po klu rgyal ghi ha – Naga demon in retinue
of Pe-Har, blue, rides Makara, carries nag-pasa
and a bag of diseases

 

Klu bdud nag po sog pa med – Bon protector,
yellow-red, battle lance and nag-pasa, diadem
of vajras, rides klu-horse, with 100,000 klu

Bon-po Naga/Nagini Protectors :
Yul lha chog sangs klu sras
Klu bdud Nagaraja
gZa’ mchog rgyal po Rahula
Klu bdud sgo ra nag po
Klu’i dbang po
Klu rgyal sog ma med

Zla ba’i sa rgyal – Naga, dark blue, snake-headed
man, riding turquoise Dragon, with nag-pasa

Hang phan – Naga of the West, snake headed,
loincloth of serpents, snare of sun’s rays,
rides white tiger

Tshong dpon nag po – Naga with 5 snake heads

Klu sri sngon po – Naga, blue, snake-headed,
born of an egg, dwells in ocean

Klu bdud rdo rje nor’dzin – white Naga, 7 snake
heads, wearing silk and jewels, holds wish-
fulfilling tree, rides water horse

dNgual chu’i dge bsnyen rdo rje dpal – Naga,
white, 7 headed, dressed in silk and jewels,
holding gem and arrow

Klu band nag po mgo dgu – Naga with 18 hands
and a flaming mouth

Klu btsan – Naga, 3 headed, 9 copper horns,
9 eyes, 9 arms

Klu srin rtol mgo can – Naga demon,
father is Varuna,
mother is Klu srin ma Srin mo-gram ring ma

Thog bdag – Dragon master of lightening
heavenly blacksmith, throws lightening phurpas
gTobs po che – blue human/naga, adorned with
8 snakes, right hand trident, left hand nag-pasa

Klu’i zhags pa – ‘snare of the water spirits’

Jo bo klu bdud mchod dgu – 9 malevolent Nagas
who control diseases, all with scorpion heads,
ride snakes, right hands hold blacksnake topped
banners, left hands hold sacks of diseases

rGya ‘dre mgo dgu – 9 headed chinese Dragon

Naga-Dadhikarna – Naga guardian of the North

Vastu-sarpa – household serpent guardian

4 Poisonous Nagas :
Udayakal / Bighatiya / Dhora / Kali

Kaliya – Naga of the Yamura river
whose head Krsna dances upon Krshna

Nagas :
Keute / Dhonva / Bora, Dhayamna / Chiti-sap

Subrahmanya – serpent god in a mountain temple
possesses shaman in dance to tell the future

8 Naga brothers :
Arona, Parona, Dhona, Bora
Bunye, Arul, Parul, Keute

Suijin – Japanese snake-god of water

Fu Xi – Japanese Naga brother/lover/creator

Uga-jin – Japanese Naga of fertility
Kobo Daishi carved an image at Kamakura Japan

Ndengei – serpent god of Fiji

Ryujin – sea-dragon spirits of Japan
Family of Vritra – black thunder clouds holding rain
who need pierced by the Vajra god’s thunderbolt
to release the rains upon the earth :
VR = Vritra = Varuna –
demon of drought, eclipse, and winter
Aslesha – Hindu serpentine constellation
Arbuda-Susna (sus = dry up)
Ahisuva – son of Urnavabha
Srbinda
Anarsani
Pipru
Danava (da = to bind)
Danu
Dasya
Ahi
Shambara
Kuyava

Yama-no-Kami descends to become Ta-no-Kami
the male/female snake god/goddess
form of Do-so-jin, offer straw horses and rice

Ssu – the Nagas

Zv – Dragon

Szu – wizard/shaman in black Bon

Ssu-na – Naga

Lv-na – Dragon

kLu – Naga

Zhi – Snake

Zhi-mun-llu-ssi – shedding the body as a snakeskin

9 Ssu-ndo – Naga demons first to arrive at pujas

Yg / Zng – serpent / semen

Makara – crocodile who spews a three-headed
Nnaga out of it’s mouth
Vastunaga – world sustaining Naga on whom one
builds the foundation of one’s house if you want
it to stand stable

Indrajit – warrior son of Ravana who shot Rama
with serpent arrows causing unconsciousness

Shankhachuda – young Naga who was to be
offered to Garuda but was rescued

Jimutvahara – vizier of NR Vasuki/Basdeo

Ryu – Naga in Japanese

Ryu-ju – Nagaraja

Nagas from Vogel’s <<Indian Serpent Lore>> :
Padmanabha – drew the Sun’s chariot
Kambala and Asvatara – Nagas of the Ganges
Srikantha – ‘beautiful throat’
Padmanabha, Janmachitraka, Pundarika,
Dadhikarna, Kauravya, Sumukha, Chikura,
Apalala, Gopala, Apalala, Pandura, Bhuridatta,
Sankhachuda, Janmachitraka, Pindaraka,
Indru Nag, Mul Nag, Stuhr Nag, Det Nag,
Kailang Nag, Kana Nag, Sargan Nag, Phahal Nag,
Dhumal Nag, Piyuli Nag, Basu Nag, Kali Nag,
Mahuti Nag, Ranmu Nag, Sukli Nag, Bashenu,
Turu Nag, Guga, Tatig nag, Bhekal, Sangal,
Banpur, Lohandea, Pushkara, Parsvanatha,
Kinchaka, Amba, Dudhikarna, Bumha, Dharanendra, Khetta, Nagamata, Yogisundar,
Vamsa, Kinchikesvara

3 Nagas on the three sided Phurba blade :
Kali Nag – black snake
Padma Kuli – lotus snake
Astra Kuli – armed snake

Nagas in the retinue of Varuna :
Vasuki, Taksaka, Airavana, Krsna, Lohita,
Padma Chitra, Kamvala, Asvatara,
Dhrtarastra, Parimat, Kundaka, Prahrada,
Mushikada, Janamejaya

Nao Nag – 9 Nagas, 1 the parent with 8 children

Subramani – South Indian Naga
Losur – Mongolian Naga wound around Mt. Sumeru thrice

Mat Chinoi – Malay Great Snake, makes carpets, has females in it’s belly, shaman lives on its back and guards treasures, enter his mouth for ordeal initiation

Pinaka – Shiva’s bow, which is really a serpent

Nagabila – entrance to Patala NagaLoka

Types of Terma :
Terdak – guardian of terma
Chokser – yellow scroll with dakini script
Chuter – water terma
Gongter – air/mind terma, need consort to access
Sater – earth terma
Ringsel – small round calculii from lama’s cremation

Magickal antidotes :
for a Planetary Demon (gza-bdud)
is soil from a place struck by lightening
for the Earth Demon
is water from melted hail
for Earth Deity
is soil from a place where there has been fighting

Sambasivamurti – Tamil Shiva as a
Serpent with 5 heads rising from an anthill

Asvatthaman – snakeman incarnation of Rudra

Astika – snakeman

Asvasena – naga son of the NR Taksaka

Adisheesha – is reincarnated in Yogi Patanjali

Halasya – “poison-mouth”
Female Naginis /
Snake Goddesses :

Nagis / Naginis – Serpent women
some busty females above and serpentine below
others a ravishing female figure with a cobra head
or a naked woman with one or three snakehoods

Bhogini – <the coiled one> / <the enjoyer>

Bhogavati – Nagi

Nagakanya – Nagi type that is female above
and snake beneath, like a mermaid

Benzai / Benten – Japanese Venus Nagini,
White Snake lady, with sword and gem,
born of the Nagaraja Sagara and Sarasvati

Seven Indian river Goddesses/Naginis are :
Ganga, Yamuna, Godavari, Sarasvati,
Narmada, Sindhu, Kaveri

Naga Bon-po Creation Myth :
The 5 Elements formed into a golden Tortoise
which gave birth to the 6 eggs of the Naga races
the Queen of Nagas Srin-Mo Nagini
<She who arranges the world>
Creates the World out of her body :
Her head becomes the sky, her eyes the sun left
and moon right, her voice the thunder, her tongue
the lightening, her fangs the planets, and
her veins the rivers of the world.
She is Phurba-pinned down by the primal Shaman
at 13 places : the heart, shoulders and hips,
elbows and knees, hands and feet.

Nagavaktra – Cobra-headed Dakini

Mudama – South Indian serpent mother

Klu-mo Remati – mistress of nagas, rides the ass
of the rakshashas, red tilak, human skin saddle,
holds sword, skull mala, skull cup, trident, with a
red makara-headed goddess beside her, and with
8 great black nagas with choppers and snakes

rDo rje kun grags – Nagini in the retinue of Palden
Lhamo, blue, seed <Ma>, cloak of 1000 blacksnakes,
yakskin loincloth, holds phurpa, rides turquoise
dragon

Padma gtsug phud ma – consort Nagini of Kubera,
red, holds gem and amrita vessel, snake body with
7 serpent headress

Klu rgyal sog ma med – Nagini form of above,
7 serpent headress, naga tail, holds amrita
vessel at breast

gNyan gyi Remati – aspect of Palden Lhamo,
black, blacksnakes all over, wearing black silk,
holds mirror and snake and nag-pasa and trident
and iron phurpa, wearing bones and ashes
and human heads

Klu yi bu mo mgo dgu ma – 9 headed Nagini

rDo rje Klu mo – red western Nagini
holds phurpa and nag-pasa and rides a horse

Klu sman gtso mo – Nagini/shakti of protective deity who lives in a red castle, she smiles,
holds divination arrow with 5 coloured ribbons,
flat bowl of jewels, wears white dress and jewels

Sa sman – blue lake/earth Nagini, snake headed,
nag-pasa, naga vahara (vehicle)

Klu bdud rdo rje spyan gcig ma – nyingmapa
guardian, rides white spotted tortoise, scorpion
rode, snake headress, nag-pasa, guards north

Klu ‘brog mo – 8 pasture Naginis with animal heads

kLu-Mo-Nagini –
From the ‘Klu-bum’ Bon scriptures + the body of the Klu-mo demoness/nagini was partitioned to create the world; her head became the sky, right eye the moon and left eye the sun, teeth the planets, voice the thunder, breath the clouds, and veins the rivers.

Uga-gami – Shinto deity with the head of a bearded
elder and the body of a white snake

Uga-shin – Shinto deity with the head of a snake
ands the body of a man

Sui-ten – Varuna in Japanese

Benzai-ten / Benten –
Sarasvati in japanese, Janguli,
river nagini or dragoness, western direction
worshipped on an island in the river or ocean

Aizen-myo-a / Ryu-myo – dragon woman

Rago-sei – Rahu

Pidari/Kala-Pidari/Pitali – South Indian snake goddess with red hair and three eyes holding noose and drum to frighten away evil spirits

Sarasvati – Goddess of the Waters
over all the Naga race

Janguli – Japanese snakebite goddess
as a form of Sarasvati

Nagavaktra – Snake-headed Dakini

Mahamayuri – spell goddess against snakebite,
colour green, direction north

Do-sang-ma – one of 17 goddesses with Sridevi
rides a dragon and holds grain and a naga

Uga-shin – Shinto Nagini

Sumana – Nagini

Kaliya – River Serpent ridden by Krsna

Naga-Kuan – serpent well near Varanasi

Bhu – Earth in India

Bhumi – Water/Earth in India

Kadro – Tibetan Earthmother of Serpents

Kadru – Reddish brown mother of the race
of 1000 Nagas, ‘the tawny one’

Nagamata – Mother of all Nagas

Bhumay-Nari – Great Naga under Mt. Meru,
Goddess of the Earth

Surasa – Indian mother of Dragons and Serpents
‘she of good favour’

Varuni – Indian Mother of the spirits of the waters,
seed mantra is : Om Vam

Nu-kua – Chinese Dragon-bodied woman creatress

Klu-mo – Tibetan underworld Goddess

Kundala / Kundalini – Indian inner Serpentine energy
coiled thrice around Linga
Kutilangi – crooked bodied
Bhujangi – she serpent

Sarparajni – Indian Queen of Serpents

Ulupi – Queen Nagini

Padmavati – Nagi queen

Brahmi – Serpent headed Brahma goddess

Nu-Wo – Chinese Dragon bodied woman queen

Surupa – Daughter of a Nagi

Naginis from Vogel’s <<Indian Serpent Lore>> :
Asvasena – son of Takshaka
Kumudrati – sister of Kumuda
Chandralekha – daughter of Naga Susravas
Vinata – ‘bent one’
Suvarnaprabhasa – ‘gold shine’, consort of Kalika
Vimala – wife of Varuna
Sumudraja – ‘sea born
Ulupi, Pilivalai, Soma, Janatkaru, Irandati,
Sumana, Ratnaprabha, Ramanya,
Chandralekha, Gugri, Mudama, Ma Mauli,
Padmavati, Sasanadevi, Ambalika, Manikya,
Limbojjimata, Kotasini, Vilasini, Marchikeyi

Madalasa – Woman born of the hood of the Naga

Apsara – Indian female dragon Succubus of the air

Urvasi – Apsara / water nymph

Adi – Nagini demoness who seduced Shiva
as a Serpent with her Vagina dentata

Ahi – Serpent of the Chaos/Waters, foe of Indra

Ulupi – Spreading creeper Nagi

Kinkini-Dhari – Tibetan serpent-headed
door keeper of the North

Mahamayuri-Pancaraksa – 5-fold goddess
of spells against snakebite, northern realm, green

Phii sya naam – Thai mermaid Nagini

Do-sang-ma – one of the 17 goddesses with
Sri-Devi, rides on a dragon holding a naga
and a spike of grain

Kunkali – Kali as a cannibal serpentine succubus

Vajra-srinkhala – serpentine form of Kali

Kotavasini / Kotasani – snake canopied goddess

Limboji-Mata – four-armed snake goddess

Kusumvati – Nagi

Tara / Tarapenu – Nagi goddess

Nagis – Ma Mauli, Padmavati, Ella, Tabiti, Limboji-mata, Shashiprava

Serpent-headed Goddesses from the
<<Bardo Thodol / Tibetan Book of the Dead>> :
Ghanta – green, serpent-headed, holding a ghanta
Brahmi – orange, holding a lotus
Varunadevi – water goddess, blue,
holding a nag-pasa
Vajra – green, holding a ghanta

Serpentine form of Kali as Guhyakali :
Deep black like a mass of clouds, wearing a black cloth, lolling tongue, sunken eyes, smiling face, fierce teeth, necklace of serpents, crescent moon on forehead, one tuft of matter locks rubbing the sky, licking a corpse, sacred thread made of serpents, lying on a bed of serpents, garland of fifty human heads, serpent Ananta with a thousand hoods on her head, surrounded by serpent-hoods, two hands with the serpents Taksaka and Ananta as bangles on the left and the right respectively, girdle of serpents, Siva as boy on the left side, two corpses as ornaments in the two ears, pleased face, decked with nine gems, served by the sages like Narada, terrible on account of her loud laughter.

<<The Cult of Manasa>> :

Manasa – Ancient Hindu Serpent Goddess born of Shiva’s semen, fair of complexion, with 3 eyes – one nector bestowing, one poison, and one wisdom – and large round breasts, adorned with Serpents :
Ananta / Vasuki / Takshaka – crown
Kulira / Karkata – earrings
Shankha – right hand
Kambala – left hand
Padma – necklace
Attributes : child on lap, riding swan, rosary, noose, lotus, linga, ganesha, pot with branch, bow and arrow, blue, moon, skull, pitcher, gem, clay snake
Manasa-puja : worship in a clay pot with a branch of a sacred tree in it, with milk, rice, plantain, and goats ; worshipped as a vermillion coloured stone beneath a tree
Vastu-sarpa – clay snake-image/offerings
Manasa’s mantra : <<Manasai-Mai !>>
Manasa-puja – Tuesdays and Saturdays
Nag-Panchama – July/August

Manasa-puja – done under a tree at night 2 days before the New Moon to protect against snakebite, When done tie a black thread around your arm as a charm
Healing Manasa cures eye, skin, and linga diseases,
like a serpent shedding it glazed eyelids and skin,
and helped cure Shiva of his blue-throated poisoning, so she has antidotes for us too
and I think these Naga-pujas may work against the AID’s/HIV since viruses are serpentine and and the snake is sex

Skandashakti – receiver of the semen (Skanda)
of shiva

Janguli – Manasa in Buddhism,
worshipped in the form of a white snake
Buddha evoked Jangali to cure
the monk Svati of snakebite

Sarasvati – Hindu form of Manasa
curing snakebite

Padmavati – Jain Manasa who lives in
Nagaloka Potala in the East Indian ocean

Tavita – Scythian Manasa

Ajagar – husband of Manasa

Astika – son of Manasa

Ganga – wife of Shiva and Manasa’s step-mother

Snake Goddess Manasa-devi’s many names :
Padma, Padmavati, Padumai, Vishahari, Vaishnavi, Kani, Jaguli, Brahamani, Jaratkaru, Totala, Jagatgauri, Jagatjanani, Jagatisvari, Jaratkarupriya, Ketaka, Nagesvari, Nagabhogini, Yogesvari, Sarasayogini, Nirvasini, Svetambari, Parvatavasini, Patimandadari, Patalkumari, Mandakshi, Astikamata, Saivi, Siddhayogini, Mahajnanayuta, Kalima, Vasuli, Simhavahini, Chintamani, Hamsavahini, Baga, Dulorama, Mangal, Chandi, Jagatmata, Sivani, Didithakrun, Patalkumari, Basatakumari,Padmavahini, Jhamkesvari, Jhanklai, Brahmani, Jagati, Kanai, Panchkuli, Mauli, GachhPuja, Panchanan, Dharmaraj, Vishlakshmi, Sarpamata, Panchedevata, Sravanivrata, Bhadaivrata, Chengamurikani, Ammavaru, Mane-manchi, Manchamma, Nagamata, Mancha-mata, Kaminya, Khadai, Bahula, Chandi, Rakhal-Manasa, Mareya, Marai, Maraki, Moraki, Maramba, Mariamma, Kotasini

Jagat-Gauri – sister of Manasa

Ssu-ma-na-bpu – Mother of all Nagas

kLu-mo (Tib) / kLu-mum (Na-Khi) / Nagini (Skt)

Nivashi – Dravidian Gypsy water goddess Nagini

Nang Nakh – Nagini daughter of a Nagaraja who
married Indra at the temple of Nakhon Thom in
Cambodia where her NR father could visit them.

Nagambika – :snake-woman”

Naga-Puja Hymn :
by Sarojini Naidu :

<Homage to the Snakes
which ever move around the Earth,
and are in the Sky and in Heaven.

Homage to the Snakes
which are in the Arrows of the Magickians,
and of Tree Spirits and which lie in holes.

Homage to those Snakes
which are in the Brightness of Heaven,
which are in the Rays of the Sun,
which have made their abode in the Waters.>

<Shining Ones awake, we seek your chosen temples
In caves and sheltering sandhills
and sacred banyan roots;

O lift your dreaming heads
from their trance of ageless wisdom,
And weave your mystic measure
to the melody of flutes.
We bring you milk and maize,
wild figs and golden honey,
And kindle fragrant incense to hallow all the air.

With fasting lips we pray,
with fervent hearts we parise you,
O bless our lowly offerings and harken to our prayer.

Guard our helpless lives
and guide our patient labours,
And cherish our dear vision
like the jewels in your crests;

O spread your hooded watch
for the safety of our slumbers,
And soothe the troubled longings
that clamour in our breasts.

Swift ye are as streams
and soundless as the dew fall,
Subtle as the lightening and splendid as the sun;

Seers are ye and symbols of the ancient silence
Where life and death
and sorrow and ecstacy are one.>

Naga story from <<The 8th, 9th, and 10th Books of Moses>>
How Moses found Terma in the Egyptian Nagaloka :

<Then after twenty years on the Mountain, Moses learned of Pharoh’s death and he decided to return to Egypt – not to the palace – but to Koptos to seek out the Book guarded by the Deathless Snake. So after brief preparations he bade farewell to Jethro and made his way Westward toward the Red Sea and Egypt, the and of his birth.>

<When he came to Koptos he went straight to the temple of Isis and made an offering to her and he sunk a shaft into the water at the middle of the River and descended there to seek the Box in which the Book was said to rest. And he found it, wrapped with scorpions and snakes which he caused to lie as if asleep. Then he met the guardian of the Box, the Deathless Snake and for three days they fought until the Snake gave no further resistence. Moses opened the iron box and found therein a box of bronze and in the bronze box was a sycamore box and in the sycamore box was a box of ebony and ivory and in that lay a silver box and in the silver box there rested a box of gold and in that box – there was the Book !>

<Moses lifted out the Book and as he read the Light went before him and the Darkness after him. He was able to hear the Voice of Darkness and the Voice of Light and he knew then that he could command the heavens and the earth and the sea. He knew that he knew the language of all God’s creatures of the earth, the sea and sky and he knew that there was a Divine

<Power within him for he saw the sun and moon and the stars as no man had ever seen them before. What he read in the Book he wrote down on a piece of virgin papyrus and thereafter washed off the writing with a kind of beer which he drank that each sign and symbol thus put down would permeate his entire being and stay in his mind and soul forever.>

<Then he returned the Book to the golden box of ebony and ivory and that in the sycamore box and that in the bronze box and that in the iron box, just as it was in the beginning. Then he returned them all to the guardianship of the Deathless Snake with the admonition to watch over it to the end of Time.>

Tibetan Prayer for the Newyear of the Snake :

<Prayers and offerings to the white gods of heaven, black demons, yellow Nyen demons, brown Rmu demons, red Tsen demons, striped Za demons, blue Nagas,
green Sadags (spirits of the earth), Yaksha demons, Jyed-Ma demons, ZaDre demons, Shi-Dre demons
and all other demons to completely remove
obstacles and sufferings and illnesses,
bad dreams, and unhappiness.
By this offering the demons become
peaceful in their minds and do not harm other beings.
Through this Dharma practice we grow
stronger and stronger in body, speech, and mind.
All Dharma friends become peaceful and
live harmoniously with each other in long happy lives.>
Naga Notes

Additional Notes :

Lung-Wang – Nagaraja of Japan, Kwan-Yin in for of Mido-Shan dragon rescues his son

Lung-Nu – daughter of above who gives her a brilliant pearl to light her way

Nagabila – entrance to Patala

Sambasivamurti – shiva as a serpent with 5 heads rising from an anthill, Tamil

Nagambike – “snakewoman”

Vastu – brother of Rahu

Asvatthaman – snake man incarnation of Rudra

Astika – snakeman

Asvasena – naga son of nr Taksaka

Yogi Patanjali – incarnation of AdiSheesha

Bon creation myth – air wind + water ocean = blue bubble out of which came a blue egg of light out of which came a blue woman named chu Kan Rgyal Mo

Naga Zicen of lake Manasarovar subdued by Padmasambhava

Indian house ritual – ritualist find the head of the snake that supports the world, takes khadira tree peg/phurba and drives peg into ground with a coconut

Kind Jayavarman I-VII – slept with 9 headed nagini each night to subdue land (9 heads must give great head!)

woman riding an elephant in an old drawing looks like a nagini because trunk of elephant is between her legs

Mushussu – Sumerian dragon snake god
Musmahhu, Ushumgallu, Basmu – horned snakes

Heruka Pasadhara – rides on a snake with a cutter and cup

La Sirena – water snake lady in Mexico

Serena Rojo – red siren, menstral flow, lives in the Moon

Lee from Irish Leech = river in Ireland = leech used to suck poison blood out = sucking Nagini

Sirni (Sirini) = offering of rice, sugar, milk, and spices (whiter offerings to good nagas) in India

Naas = Naz – gnosticke Naasene snake god

Tsugna Rinchen – Tibetan King of the kLu = “jewel on top of the head”

Xtabay (shta-bye) – Yucatan succubus who takes one from sex to indanity to death

Apanchane – Nahua lady of water

India is the only country in the world inhabited by all known families of snakes = 450 species of 100 genera

the Snake = Sex + Death together

Medusa separated from her snake body = Rahu and Ketu

Hiwya – Arabic for snake similar to Hebrew Hawwah = Eve

Egyptian cobra of pharoh named Netjer-ankh = “living god”

Egyptian King Zet has serpent cartouche = serpent king

bearded/feathered serpent = phallus with hair = pharoh with beard looks like the raised belly of a rearded cobra

if you look at Medusa’s snake entwined hair it looks like a vagina with hair and when you see it you turn hard like stone

Appalacian snake handlers got their cult from the Cherokee Indians

tribes of Levi and Leah have the serpent seraph as their totems

Moses and Aaron were Egyptian snake priests whose rods turned into serpents

Sabazios = greek asiatic serpent god

in the Nakhi snake cult the pictogram for Nagini is an ear ringing = ringing ears are the words of Naginis

Kurukulle / Red Tara stands on Rahu

Janguli Tara over Nagas

chinese She-wang = celestrial king of serpents
She-mo-wang = king of devils

burn=mese Tabindain Thakinma = female nagi sends skin diseases if not propitiated at rice transplanting time
Nedoshin = nagi of dry fields

jap Yamatanoorchi – 8 headed with tails, body over 8 peaks and 3 valleys

lithowanian Zaltys = serpent/devil

islam Hayya = serpent, under Kaabah, black head of he goat and white body with black tail

chinese Ch’ing-lung = green dragon
Lung = Dragon
Wang = King

egyptian/nubian Apedemak = lion head with human arms and snake body

Upagupta = disciple of Buddha, also a Naga in burma
worshipped in form of a river stone

Ritual for Eclipse =
“Om, I take refuge in the Buddha, the Arhat. May Rahu, the Dark planet, release the Sun (or Moon).”

Ritual to stop rain =
“The Sun shines in the day, and the Moon at night. The warrior shines when he has donned his armor, and the Brahmin shines when he meditates. But the Buddha shines by his power, day and night. May Reverend Upagupta, who lives in constant love and meditation and who subdues Maya, dispel the wind and the rain by his magic power.

“Kala-mukha” – “face of time” devourer over doorways in india and se asia and bali is the head of Rahu as Kala shiva
Circumcision is an attempt at immortality by mimicking the snake shedding it’s skin = penis shedding it’s foreskin, thus man becomes snake = immortal

TAZ = Tazmanian devil, is like Rahu in that he has a big devouring mouth and spins like a tornado

Raha is son of lioness Simhika = Sekhmet

in Bali Rahu’s head has only one eye

burn musk for gZa and calamus for kLu

North America is protected by Rahula because we have more tornados than any other continent in the world

Patalasiddhi is the power to travel to nagaloka

Kusali Devi – white nagi

Antidotal Substances against various demons :
earth demon – earth struck by lightening
earth deity – hail water
earth deity leaders – earth or rubble from area of fighting
mother nagas – aquatic grasses from still water pool
female servant nagas – hellebore flower
yama – earth from a crossroads

Sherpa altar –
central torma for the god/goddess
left torma for guardian with offering of dutsi (demon juice) represented by semen or beer
right torma for guardian with offering of rakta (demoness juice)
represented by menstral blood or tea

Sources :

<<Shaman’s Drum>> magazine
<<The Crystal and the Way of Light>> – Namkhai Norbu
<<Secrets of Sorcery, Spells, and Pleasure Cults of India>>
<<Tibetan Tantrik Tradition>> – S. K. Ramachandra Rao
<<A Manuel of Ritual Fire Offerings>> –
Sharpa Tulku and Perrott
<<Dagger Blessing>> – Marcotty
<<The Sign of the Serpent>> – Mark Balfour
<<Indian Serpent Lore or
The Nagas in Hindu Legend and Art>>
– Jean Philippe Vogel – 1926/1972
<<Oracles and Demons of Tibet – the Cult and
Iconography of the Tibetan Protective Deities>>
– Rene de Nebesky-Wojkowitz
– Oxford University Press – 1956
<<The Astrology of Seers>> – Frawley 1992
<<Tree and Serpent Worship>> – James Fergusson 1875
<<Historical Studies in the Cult of the Goddess Manasa>>
– P.K.Maity – Calcutta 1966
<<The Sun and the Serpent>> – C.F.Oldham – 1905/1988
<<Naga Cult in Orissa>> – Sadhu Charan Panda – 1986
<<Snake Worship in India>> – G. Navindran Nair – 1993

Dawa-Zangpo-gZa-Klu

ZAXON 2108211

GLHoke

©1993

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