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Story of Adishesha Wearing Earth As Crown - Adishesha Snake Story

Adishesha is the king of Nagas or serpents and his story is found in the Mahabharata, Vishnu Purana and Devi Bhagavatam.


Adishesha was the son of Sage Kashyapa and Kadru. He was not happy with his mother attempting to deceive Vinata, another wife of Sage Kashyapa. So he left his mother and brothers and performed intense austerities in Pushkara, Gandhamadana Mountain and Badari for several years.

At the end of the austerities, Lord Brahma appeared before him and asked him to move to netherworld and support the earth on his hoods.

Thus Adishesha dwells in the netherworld wearing the whole earth as a crown.



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