Naga Kanya, famous Naga goddess, is a benevolent spirit who bestows treasure of all kinds (material, romantic, spiritual, and esoteric). Naga Kanya is petitioned for rain during drought, and happiness when that is in short supply.
There may be one Naga Kanya, or Naga Kanya may name a class of snake Fairies. Naga Kanya is identified with Lakshmi. Because she has a positive relationship with Vishnu, she is considered apart from other Nagas who have a tense relationship with his mount, Garuda. Naga Kanya is also venerated by Buddhists who perceive her as a guardian of the Dharma and a Tantric goddess.
Naga Kanya is a winged woman from the waist up and a cobra below. She wears a five-headed cobra headdress.
Flower: Cobra lily (Arisaema costatum)
Eight Dharma Protectors; Fairy; Garuda; Lakshmi; Naga
Encyclopedia of Spirits: The Ultimate Guide to the Magic of Fairies, Genies, Demons, Ghosts, Gods & Goddesses – Written by : Judika Illes Copyright © 2009 by Judika Illes.