Manasa Devi, is a goddess of snakes, worshipped mainly in north India, for getting recovered from problems caused due to snake bite and also will bless the childless couple and give them children.
Her husband’s name is Jagatkaru, a great rishi, and their son’s name is Astika, a great serpent deity. The great Astika has freed his ancestors from the hell by performing rituals to them, and through his act, his ancestors were attained a permanent place in the heaven.
She is considered as the daughter of Shiva and Parvati and sister of the great serpent king Vasuki.
Manasa is very kind towards her devotees, even for those people who do know much about her, through her kind attitude, she will make them to worship her, in order to give all the prosperity in their life. She is also called by various names such as Nagathamman, Nagalakshmi and Nageswari, and is worshipped by the south Indians.
Manasa Devi is also mentioned in Vedas and various sacred texts, and her importance is also mentioned in the texts.
She is also considered to be the daughter of the great sage Kashyapa and Kadru. She is the “remover of poison” from our body and also from our mind, and will make us to be sin free persons, and will give peace of mind, good luck, removal of various dreaded diseases from our body, and finally will give SALVATION to us, provided if we worship her sincerely and faithfully, always keeping about her thoughts in our mind. She is the main deity of snakes and reptiles. She worshipped Lord Krishna and got great divine powers.
ManasaDevi is worshiped in a grand manner on Naga Panchami festival.
FAMOUS TEMPLES DEDICATED TO MATA MANASA DEVI
1.Manasa Devi Temple, Andhra Pradesh. Here Mata Manasa is worshipped as Mukkamala in West Godavari, Andhra Pradesh.
2.Manasa Devi Temple,Nellore , Andhra Pradesh
3.Manasa Devi Temple, Srikakulam , Andhra Pradesh
4.Manasa Devi Temple, Dornipadu, Kurnool , Andhra Pradesh
5.Manasa Devi Temple, kadapa , Andhra Pradesh
6.Manasa Devi Temple, Kurnool, Andhra Pradesh
7.Manasa Devi Temple, Vadluru, West Godavari , Andhra Pradesh
She is a great goddess who acts as an affectionate mother to her sincere devotees. By worshipping her, we can get immediate relief from all sorts of problems, and will be able to live our life in a proper manner. In Tamil Nadu, she is worshipped in the name of NAGATHAMMAN, and it is better to do milk abhishekam to her during Tuesdays,Fridays and Sundays, in order to get better results in our life. If possible we can do all other types of abhishekhams also in order to get the blessings from the divine mother. We can chant various slokas meant for her, and recite her names repeatedly, and we will get more spiritual energy in our mind, and in our body, and will be able to run our life successfully.
Let us worship her with utmost devotion in our mind and be blessed.
“OM SREE MATA MANASA DEVIYE NAMAHA”
“OM SREE NAGATHAMMANE NAMAHA”
“OM SAKTHI PARA SAKTHI”