The Serpent Goddess
Rig Veda says: "Ekam Sat, Viprah Bahudha Vadanti", which means that there is only One God (Truth) and people see Him (It) differently.
Thank you for visiting this website about Manasa Devi. This site has three purposes - 1) it will be a platform for sourcing the information on one of the oldest goddesses in the world - Manasa Devi, the daughter of Lord Shiva. 2) With this spirit in mind, this site is also a homepage of MaheshaBSD, a Tantric BSD USB project. 3) Although I have a website on Sanatana Dharma, the particular goal of this website is to focus on Manasa Devi, Nagas, and all information related to serpent deities.
Hinduism is the oldest religion of the world. The white cobra on the right is one of the most precious snake species and very rarely to find.
Click on the menu on the left to get more specific information on Manasa Devi, MaheshaBSD, FreeBSD, or Hinduism in general.
I received a very nice email: "I think it's a good idea to show tantric world in BSD software. You should never give up at releasing tantric BSD software :) It gives me energy..."
Manasa Devi is mentioned in the Vedas as Serpent Queen. She has a sister Neta. For some, She is just a furious energy of the Hindu Goddess Durga, who was jealous of Manasa. As a consequence, Durga burned Manasa's eyes. With Her third eye only, Manasa is also known as "the one-eyed goddess".
People know Manasa by several names. These are, for example, Padmavati or Manisha. She is mentioned in the Hindu Puranas and, too, in the Bengali devotional literature, particularly in Manasamangal Kavya, the oldest of the Mangal-Kavya, a group of Bengali Hindu religious texts. In Ancient Greece, you can find a goddess named Manasa in the records of Mycenae. Although Christians immediately reject everything that relates to snakes as evil, snakes are also the symbol of power and immortality. In Numbers 21:9, the Bible says: "So Moses made a bronze snake and put it up on a pole. Then when anyone was bitten by a snake and looked at the bronze snake, they lived."
The Hindus have 51 centers of Shakti worship and one of them is Manasa Devi center in Chandigarh.
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