Monday May 02, 2022

Ep 6. Nagas: the hunters, the hunted and the divine. (The Mahabharata)

The Nagas are semi-divine serpents. They were cursed by their mother and condemned to die in the snake sacrifice conducted by the descendent of Pandavas, King Janamejaya. Under the threat of the decimation of their race, the Nagas searched for a cure to beat their curse. Their grandfather, Brahma, revealed that the key to break their curse lies in a child named, Astika.

Listen to learn about how and why:

-Nagas were cursed

-King Parikshit was cursed

-King Janamejaya vowed to kill the Nagas

-Astika stopped the snake sacrifice.

-Also learn about the Nagas in ancient Indian history.

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