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'''Naga''' (Skt. ''nāga''; Tib. [[ཀླུ་]], ''lu''; [[Wyl.]] ''klu'') — serpent spirits classified as one of the [[eight classes of gods and demons]], or as [[animals]] or [[demi-gods]]. They live beneath the surface of the earth or in the water and are believed to be endowed with magical powers and wealth, as well as being responsible for certain types of illnesses (Wyl. ''klu’i nad'') transmitted to humans. In Indian mythology they are preyed on by the [[garuda]]s.
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'''Naga''' (Skt. ''nāga''; Tib. [[ཀླུ་]], ''lu'', [[Wyl.]] ''klu'') — serpent spirits classified as one of the [[eight classes of gods and demons]], or as [[animals]] or [[demi-gods]]. They live beneath the surface of the earth or in the water and are believed to be endowed with magical powers and wealth, as well as being responsible for certain types of illnesses (Wyl. ''klu’i nad'') transmitted to humans. In Indian mythology they are preyed on by the [[garuda]]s.
  
 
[[Virupaksha]], the guardian king of the West, is the leader of the nagas.  
 
[[Virupaksha]], the guardian king of the West, is the leader of the nagas.  
  
==Practice Texts==
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==Practices Related to the Nagas==
 
*{{LH|tibetan-masters/karma-chakme/lasel-chenmo-naga-offering|''Lasel Chenmo: A Sang Offering to the Nāgas''}} by [[Karma Chakmé]]
 
*{{LH|tibetan-masters/karma-chakme/lasel-chenmo-naga-offering|''Lasel Chenmo: A Sang Offering to the Nāgas''}} by [[Karma Chakmé]]
 
*''The Practice for the Naga'', Chogyal Namkhai Norbu (restricted). Shang Shung Edizioni (1996)
 
*''The Practice for the Naga'', Chogyal Namkhai Norbu (restricted). Shang Shung Edizioni (1996)

Revision as of 21:53, 21 March 2019

Naga (Skt. nāga; Tib. ཀླུ་, lu, Wyl. klu) — serpent spirits classified as one of the eight classes of gods and demons, or as animals or demi-gods. They live beneath the surface of the earth or in the water and are believed to be endowed with magical powers and wealth, as well as being responsible for certain types of illnesses (Wyl. klu’i nad) transmitted to humans. In Indian mythology they are preyed on by the garudas.

Virupaksha, the guardian king of the West, is the leader of the nagas.

Practices Related to the Nagas

Further Reading

  • The Encyclopedia of Tibetan Symbols and Motifs, Robert Beer. Shambhala (1999), page 70-73.

Alternative Translations

  • Serpentine water spirits (Dorje & Coleman)
  • Serpent deities