Eight important Nagas or Snakes in Hinduism

There are eight important Nagas or Snakes in Hinduism. They are frequently mentioned in the Puranas, Mahabharata, Ramayana and other scriptures. The eight principal serpents are:

Ananta (Sesha)
Vasuki
Padma
Mahapadma
Takshaka
Karkotaka
Kulika (Gulikan) and
Shankha