Crocodiles are the holy mammals and they are associated with the Hindu deities. They are mentioned in ancient Puranas, Vedas and other divine texts, and they are considered as the worshipful creatures.
In some pictures, we can see Mata Lakshmi and Mata Parvati seated in the crocodile. The water god, Lord Varuna Bhagavan’s vehicle is crocodile, and apart from him, all other river goddesses are also having their vahanas as Crocodiles, like Mata Ganga, Yamuna, Thungabhadra, Godavari and Narmada etc.
In the history of Adisankara, while bathing in the river, he was captured by a crocodile, and after his holy mother gave her permission to him to become a saint, it would relieve him from its clutches. Similar to that, the holy Gandharvas were also become crocodiles due to a curse, and they were relieved from their curse by the great Pandavas.
Crocodiles belonged to reptile community, and they contains great powers, though it is not possible to approach them directly, we can see it from a shorter distance, and can worship them, since they are considered as an aspect of the great ocean god Lord VARUNA BHAGAVAN.
We can see from the pictures of the great Sindhi saint, Sant Jhulelal Ji, who would be seated in a divine crocodile, and he is the holy incarnation of Lord VARUNA BHAGAVAN, who lived during the 10th century AD.
Crocodiles would not unnecessarily harm others, unless they feel that they are going to be attacked by someone. Crocodiles living in the River Ganges are considered as very pious, and through the grace of Mata Ganga Devi, they got an opportunity to live in the holy river. By providing food to the crocodiles, we would get the blessings of Lord Varuna Bhagavan as well as the blessings of all the Divine River Mother goddesses.
Let us worship Mata Ganga Devi and be blessed.
“OM SRI GANGADEESWARARENAMAHA”
“OM SRI KASI VINAYAKA NAMAHA”
“OM MATA KASI ANNAPURNESWARIYE NAMAHA”