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  Naga (Sanskrit, नाग, [snake]: In Indian mythology a cobra-like snake or snake deity. In the Buddhist mythology however the Naga-king Mucalinda sheltered Budhha with his many heads during his meditation.  
  Narayana (Sanskrit, नारायण, [eternal man; the one who comes out of the water]: An important Sanskrit name for the God Vishnu , sometimes for Brahma too. The iconography always shows Narayana with four arms holding Vishnu's attributes.  
     
     
     
     
     

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