Naga Kanya Bestowing Treasures – Tilly Campbell-Allen
From an original silk painting of the treasure giving Naga. Tilly has painted her in watery colours as she feels the entire energy of this powerful deity is of deep waters and the treasures that can be offered from there. Plus blues and aquas are also very feminine colours.
Naga Kanya, (though strictly speaking she is a Nagi or Nagini whereas the male is a naga), means “daughter of the snake, and was originally a Hindu figure later adopted by the Buddhist to represent the guardians of treasures, especially concealed teachings. Nagarjuna, of the second century, is said to have received the important prajnaparamita sutra text from the underworld nagas or snake deities. This text became a fundamental doctrine of the new Mahayana Buddhist movement, and was published in book form in China in 868 A.D., the earliest printed book in the world. ” (Source).
Here she offers magic, protection, blessings, prosperity and aligned relationships all In all forms, in all planes of existence. She is the immortal, ultimate treasure bringing Goddess.
Original size: 10.5″ x 16″ (27cm x 41cm)