This is a good ‘introductory’ Naga Puja and intended to be a simple ritual for honoring and making contact with Naga. It can be performed at any time for devotion or other purposes. Keep careful records of visions and dreams during and after the Puja. Divination is encouraged. Note: The I Ching is always an appropriate divination tool to use during Tantric Puja. One should be in a sacred outdoors place, a place where you wish to connect with the Naga. It needs to be by a large tree and preferably by a lake or river. On the altar (right up against a large tree) set up: A ceramic Serpent Image, an image of Ganesh wearing a Naga belt, the Naga Yantra (see the image in this book) either on top of a ceramic bowl with rain or spring water in it or before it, a red flower, appropriate incense, milk, fruit, a Lingam/Yoni in the center, and a wand or trident, or other sacraments. The wand can be of any kind, though a Vajra or ‘thunderbolt’ wand is traditional; the trident can be small, homemade or purchased. Begin by meditating. You can use Pranayama to calm your mind and relax in general. When you are ready, chant:
Om Gam Ga-ni-pa-ti-ye Na-mah (3x) Ganapati—Lord of Ganas! open the way for the Nagas to come into my circle and converse with me Oh lord of the wild and playful Ganas and Nagas Who cavort at the foot of Mt. Kailash Make safe and free the way of the Nagas That they will feel no fear or anger or constraint But come and commune with me as fellow Kaulas. Ganapati, you with the Naga belt, Who wears the Naga as a sacred cord, Who calls Nagaraja and Sesha Devata your brothers In the name of your father Shiva Mahadev Center, clear and make welcoming the circle So that the Nagaji may come and bless all beings and us! Om Gam Gam Gam-ga-ni-pa-ti-ye Na-mah! (3x)
PHAT! banishing (Shout PHAT!, sounds like PUDT) to the South, West, North and East and then in the center. Each time you do so, shout and strike the palm with extended middle and index fingers (the sword Mudra) and visualize a thunderbolt banishing all negativity and unwanted spirits. After doing so, say:
Begone all negative powers! May the Naga bring love and will and blessings! Sva-ha!
Make the offerings, touch them to the Yantra and say:
Blessings to the teachers, ancestors, gods and spirits!
Bow and say three times:
Om Shi Gu-ru Pa-du-kkum Pu-ja-ya-mi Tar-pa-ya-mi Na-mah Sva-ha Om Shri San-ta Shri Gu-ru Dev At-man—Ma-ha Na-ga Shi Gu-ru Pa-du-kkum Pu-ja-ya-mi Tar-pa-ya-mi Na-mah Sva-ha Om Namaste to the crystal line of Tantric Gurus! Whose Amrita and empowerment helps us manifest True knowledge, true will and true action With love Sve-cchar-cha-ra!
Take up the wand or trident or, using your index finger, point above the altar and, clockwise, ‘cast a circle’ about you, saying: Om Puuh Sva-ha! (3x)
Blessings from the Nath and Natha, Shiva and Shakti, The great Lord Nagaraja and the great Lady Nagini Devi I call you to come and empower my circle O Lord and Lady of the Nagas, To help me communicate and commune with your children: The Naga and the Naga Lords. Manifest as Mahanaga, Two serpents become as one, Greatest Shakti Kundalini! By these words of power, so bless our circle! Svaha! Invoke the four guardians: with your wand, trident or hand, you will salute each direction. First say: I call forth the four Naga guardians To protect, empower and bless this circle of Nagas.
East: Bindusara Na-ga Tar-pa-ya-mi Na-mah! South: Srimadaka Na-ga Tar-pa-ya-mi Na-mah! West: Elapatra Na-ga Tar-pa-ya-mi Na-mah! North: Utarmansa Na-ga Tar-pa-ya-mi Na-mah!
Salute the center and say: Bless and empower me, Lords of Bhogavati, Kings of Patala, Shesha Naga, Vasuki Naga, Takshaka Naga Tar-pa-ya-mi Na-mah —Sva-ha! Blessings to the serpent Goddess Shakti Entwined with the serpent Lord Shiva As they center the circle, may their Naga children appear with joy and bliss! Om Ma-ha Tri-pu-ra-sun-dar-ya Na-mah (3x or 108x) Om Na-mah Shi-va-ya (3x or 108x) Om Shan-ti Na-ga Na-gi (3x or 108x) Come forth from Bhogavati, Oh Naga and Nagi I give you sweet and pleasant offerings of love By the five elements, five blessings And five sacred acts do I call you I seek only sacred wisdom, Vidya, and blessings for all beings With open mind, heart and spirit do I call you: Om Na-ga Ra-ja Na-ga Baa-ga Maan-ggal-ya Sau-ki-ya-ppra-ta Pa-sun Pu-tran Than-am The-hi Om Na-ga Ra-ja-ya Na-mah (3x) Visualize the Naga approaching, commune with them and chant: Om Puuh Sva-ha (108x)
Afterwards: Blessings and thanks to Nagaraja and Nagini Devi
Blessings and thanks to The Lords Sesha Naga, Vasuki Naga, Takshaka Naga Blessings and thanks to the eight Naga Lords and Ladies To the many Naga spirits of this place Of deep waters, rains, lakes and rivers Thanks to the serpent lore and serpent wisdom That it may help me to become enlightened And so help all beings become enlightened Offerings to the great mother of all: Hrim Srim Krim Pa-ra-mesh-va-ri Sva-ha (3x) Om Shan-ti Shi-va Shak-ti (3x) PHAT! banishing (Shout PHAT!, sounds like PUDT) to the South, West, North and East and then in the center. Each time you do so, shout and strike the palm with extended middle and index fingers (the sword Mudra) and visualize a thunderbolt banishing all negativity and unwanted spirits. After doing so, offer flower and sprinkled liquids to the Shivalingam. Offer all leftover waters, fruit, milk and so on to the earth, saying: Heal the Earth: rebirth! (3x) The will to love is the law to live! Center yourself, then leave.
NAGA MAGICK. The Wisdom of the Serpent Lords
by Denny Sargent.