Tag Archives Naga

Sacred Brazen Pusaka Whip Amulet inhabited by a Wealthy Naga Spirit of the Underworld

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The so-called pusaka whip is a special type of amulet in its own right. Amulets of this kind possess enormous esoteric power due to the intrinsic nature of the inhabiting mythical naga (Sanskrit: nāga) spirit. Nagas are mythological creatures which resemble a mixture of a dragon and serpent. These serpentine deities have their roots in ...

Celestial Nāga King Amulet featuring Sacred Sword of Truth to Eliminate Falsehood

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According to traditional Indonesian Hindu-Buddhist mythology, the Western quarter of the universe is guarded by the nāga king named Virūpākṣa. Virūpākṣa Nāgarāja, as the Guardian of the West is officially called in Sanskrit, is the Lord of the nāgas – a class of mythological creatures resembling demonic serpent spirits. They reside in the celestial abode ...

Serpentine Nāga Spirit Amulet bestowing Riches and Fortune

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Just as serpentine spirits have always played a major role in ancient mythology, so too do they in traditional Indonesian culture. The nāga essentially is a serpentine spirit of divine origin. However, since this rather sinister-looking creature is said to reside in eerie places beneath the surface, it is often associated with the netherworld. Nonetheless, ...

Kanjeng Kyai Naga Raja Mataram with Pamor Ngulit Semangka

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The Kanjeng Kyai Naga Raja is an ancient keris made in the tangguh Mataram era (16th–18th century C.E.). 'Kanjeng Kyai' (KK for short) is an honorific title reserved only for kerises of the highest standard. Kanjeng Kyai refers to royal pusaka (heirloom) items in particular, for indeed, many of the ancient kerises in the keraton ...

Indonesian Keris Talisman with Magical Islamic Formulas for Wealth Increase and Accumulation of Riches

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The Indonesian keris is internationally praised for its magical powers. Since time immemorial Indo-Malay people have used the keris in traditional rituals and ceremonies. Its primary function, therefore, is not that of a thrusting weapon but rather a ritual instrument. This means that the keris is considered a sacred object; i.e. a talisman. Much of ...