This article mainly reflects the emergence and development of the Naga cult in India. The article mainly discusses around the early development of the Naga worship in ancient India and how it developed into one of the most popular regional cult of Northern India and with times how it expanded. The article is mainly based on the exiting literary sources including Vedas, Puranas and various chronicles and the archaeological remains that have been gathered through vigorous excavations in the various sites, basically in North India. This work also, however, discusses about the hidden intensions behind the emergence of this religious pantheon during the ancient Indian period.
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Srotoswini Borah. ‘Nagas’: The Religious Pantheon of Ancient India. Int. J. Ad. Social Sciences. 2017; 5(4):199-201.