Why Snakes do not Bite Pregnant Women

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The mystery of why snakes do not bite pregnant women is hidden in the Puranas. : In Hinduism, snakes are worshipped as the serpent god. They are also the favorite ornaments of Lord Shiva. But it is also said that snakes never bite pregnant women, not only this, they become blind and lose their way. Why does this happen? The answers to all these questions are hidden in our Puranas.

Why snakes do not bite pregnant women

Snakes have some such senses from nature that they can easily find out whether a woman is pregnant or not. This happens because after conception, some such elements are formed in the body of a woman which snakes can easily recognize. Despite this, what are the reasons due to which snakes do not bite pregnant women. The answers to all these questions are found in our religious Puranas.

The answer is hidden in the Puranas

According to a story in Brahmavaivarta Purana, a pregnant woman was doing penance in the temple of Lord Shiva. She was completely absorbed in penance. During that time, two snakes came to the temple and started harassing the pregnant woman, due to which the woman’s meditation was disturbed. On this, the child growing in the woman’s womb cursed the entire snake clan due to the disturbance of penance that from today onwards if any snake, serpent or female serpent goes near a pregnant woman, they will become blind. After which this belief became popular that snakes become blind on seeing a pregnant woman and do not bite a pregnant woman. According to the story, the child born from this woman’s womb later became famous as Shri Goga Ji Dev, Shri Teja Ji Dev and Jaharveer.

Keep these things in mind

In Hinduism, killing a snake comes under the category of Mahapaap. It is believed that a person has to bear its ill effects for births and a pregnant woman should never kill snakes. Going close to a snake can harm the pregnant woman and the child growing in the womb knowingly or unknowingly. If you see a snake around a pregnant woman, be careful immediately.