Nāgas are snakes that may take human form. They are objects of great reverence in some parts of South India, where it is believed that they bring fertility and prosperity, and are protectors of holy areas, especially rivers. They are symbols of rebirth and transformation and spiritual awakening.
Personally, I have always loved this image of the two intertwining Nāgas. It is one of the most ancient symbols of worship in South India. #mysore #snakes #india #SriRangapatna #celestialbeings #transformation #kundalini
Apart from the characteristic way of pleating the lower half of the sari, note the belt and also the way the pallu is pinned to the body of the sari over the shoulder (this is the first time I have seen this arrangement).