|SYMBOLISM OF SNAKES|
|April 19, 2002 |
In Hindu scriptures, the snake is symbolic of kaala (time). For example, the world is described as being supported by a thousand-headed cobra named Sheshnaag. Just as no one can escape from death after being bitten by a poisonous snake, no one can escape time. Lord Vishnu on the other hand is depicted as calmly sleeping under Sheshnaag, and Lord Shiva is ornamented with snakes. This reveals that God, on the other hand, is beyond time.