Naga – hindi name for cobra – are so powerfull that they can kill you in a second. Associated to Shiva – Master of Time, Master of death – they are also a phallic symbol, a powerful emblem of fertility. They bring generous harvest, many children, and adorn houses, shrines, temples.
It’s not a surprise than if snake charmer sell amulets, hooks, pieces of skin, or medecine made with one or another part of the snake. Here the charmer sold a tiny flask of sirup based on venom. To enhance the power of it, he touches the flask with his necklace – made of special rudraks beads.
With faith, everything is possible…
Cobra venom has been used in our medicine as an antalgic, and research is still going on about anti cancerous power.