Serpents are sacred in Hinduism. Why people kill them?
Wondered why serpents are killed despite being considered sacred in Hinduism? Join in this discussion.
In Hinduism, many of the Gods are associated with serpents. Lord Shiva, Lord Krishna, Goddess Manasa Devi are associated with serpents. Similarly, we can see that Lord Ganesha, Adi Shakthi Parvati Devi and Lord Murugan having cobras as ornaments. The serpents are also visualized as the guardians of temples. They also represent Kundalini Shakti.
Usually, we see that people are afraid of them. They try to kill them when they are encountered. The serpents are supposed to not harm the people unless provoked. In spite of a serpent being regarded as devotees of the God, why people kill them?