The Mangal kavyas say that after this, the worship of Manasa was popular forever. Chandi advised Manasa to wear snake ornaments and then threw a frog in the bridal chamber which caused the snakes to run around the chamber. She is sheltered by the canopy of the hoods of seven cobras. Later, she was included in higher caste Hindu pantheon, where she is now regarded as a Hindu goddess rather than a tribal one. Manasa is ceremonially worshiped on Nag Panchami – a festival of snake worship in the Hindu month of Shravan July—August. These men were his ancestors, who were doomed to misery as their children had not performed their last rites.
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After few days, he returned and Astika, their son, was born. She is sheltered by the canopy of the hoods of seven cobras.
To get there she had to achieve the worship of Chand Sadagar who was extremely adamant and took oath not to worship Manasa. The Purana s are the first scriptures to speak about her birth.
Kashyapa married Manasa to sage Jaratkaruwho agreed to marry her on the condition that he would leave her if she disobeyed him. She was initially mocked by the people but then Manasa forced them to worship her by raining calamity on those who denied her power. This page was last edited on 19 Marchat The Mahabharata tells the story of Manasa’s marriage. Generally, Manasa is worshiped without an image. Manasa killed him but Behula floated on water for nine months with the dead body of her husband and finally brought back the lives of the seven sons and the lost prosperity of Chand.
Shiva took Manasa to his home where his wife, Chandisuspected Manasa of being Shiva’s concubine or co-wife, and insulted Manasa and burnt one of her eyes, leaving Manasa half-blind. This is because Chando of the Manasamangal was the first to initiate her worship, and Behula, the heroine of the Manasamangal was a daughter of the Saha clan a powerful trading community.
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The creator god Brahma made her the presiding deity of snakes and reptiles. Tales from the Puranas. The Mangalkavya s were devotional paeans to local deities such as Manasa, composed in Bengal between the 13th and the 18th centuries.
Goddess of snakes and poison. Anirudh had to take birth as Lakhinder, Chand and Sanaka’s seventh son. Manasa is ceremonially worshiped on Nag Panchami – a festival of snake worship in the Hindu month of Shravan July—August. Her myths emphasize her bad temper and unhappiness, due to rejection by her father Shiva and her husband, and the hate of her stepmother, Chandi Shiva’s wife, identified with Parvati in this context.
Once he came across a group of men hanging from a tree upside down. Manasa is also worshiped extensively in Assam, and a kind of Oja-Pali musical folk theatre is dedicated entirely to her myth. Once, when serpents and reptiles had created chaos on the Earth, Kashyapa created the goddess Manasa from his mind mana. Manasa is depicted as a woman covered with snakes, sitting on a lotus or standing upon a snake.
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Accompanied by her adviser, Neto, Manasa descended to earth to see human devotees. A branch of a tree, an earthen pot or an earthen snake image is worshiped as the goddess,  though images of Manasa are worshipped too. Myths of the Hindus and Buddhists.
These men were his ancestors, who were doomed to misery as their children had not performed their last maa. Bengali women observe a fast vrata on this day and offer milk at snake holes.
Among the lower-caste Hindus of East Bengal present-day Bangladesh too, she is worshiped with great pomp. She is worshiped for protection from and cure of snake bites and infectious diseases like smallpox and chicken pox.
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Wikimedia Commons has media related to Manasa. Manasa is an especially important deity in Bengal for the mercantile castes. Chandi advised Manasa to wear snake ornaments and then threw a frog in the bridal chamber which caused the snakes to run around the chamber. The child is assumed to be her son, Astika.