Category:Sarpa Kavu

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Sarpa Kavu 
traditional natural sacred spaces in South India
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Sarpa Kavu (en); സർപ്പസത്രയാഗം (ml) traditional natural sacred spaces in South India (en)

Sarpa Kavu (Malayalam: സർപ്പസത്രയാഗം, meaning Abode of Snakes) is a traditional natural sacred space seen near traditional homes in the South Indian state of Kerala. The site is believed to be inhabited by snakes, and the area usually contains a representation of Nāga Raja (King of the Snakes) and other Nāga Devatas (snake deities), where offerings and rites are performed during special ceremonies. This is a Brahminical ritual performed by certain sects of Nambudiris, and all castes hold the Sarpa Kavu in reverence, with access forbidden to the area unless for due ceremonies.

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