Naga Buddhist All Metal Decorative Door Handle
Door Handle Buddhist Naga Protective Deity Full Metal Gold Plated Brass
Gold Plated Brass Door Handle Buddhist Protective Deity
On Sale Now: $39.95
8.5 inches long / 1.5 inches wide
Weight 1 pound 5 ounces
NAGA HALF SERPENT HALF WOMAN
Hand pounded full metal Naga door handle is gold plated and beautifully hand pounded. This top quality will last a lifetime. The artist has taken special care to hand craft this 100% metal piece with delicate gold plating. Special pricing being passed along to you.
Nagas are a race of semi-divine serpent creatures in Hindu and Buddhist mythology. Female Nagas are called Nagis or Naginis. Usually depicted as human above the waist and snake below the waist, Nagas can also change shape to appear fully human or snake. Known for their strength, supernatural wisdom, and good looks, when they take human form, they can marry mortal men, and some Indian dynasties claim descent from them.
According to legend, Nagas are children of Kadru, the granddaughter of the god Brahma, and her husband, Kasyapa. Nagas lived on earth at first, but their numbers became so great that Brahma sent them to live under the sea. They reside in magnificent jeweled palaces and rule as kings at the bottom of rivers and lakes and in the underground realm called Patala.
Nagas also serve as protectors and guardians of treasure—both material riches and spiritual wealth.
One famous Naga named Muchalinda spreads his cobra hood to shelter the prophet Buddha while he meditates. When the god Vishnu sleeps, he is protected by Shesha, king of the Nagas.