Saturday, October 3, 2009

Snakes in dreams.

"Snakes in dreams" – I find this to be an often searched topic of people who come to my blog.

So I thought of writing on this from Hindu texts on astrology.

Seeing snakes in dream does not foretell anything bad.

Only two types of dreams on snakes are premonitive while all the other dreams on snakes are Freudian expression of something seen or imagined or sifted by brain or experienced by inner mind.

The two types are

(1) getting bitten by a snake

(2) eating or swallowing or biting a snake.

Both these have meaning in Swapna sastra.

If a snake bites you, or if any poisonous insect or an animal such as a scorpion or leech or a bee bites you, it foretells that a disease that you have been suffering from will be gone.

Or the medication that you have been taking will bear good effect.

Or you will be healthy.

If you bite a snake or eat a snake, it shows that you will get riches or some growth in position. Or you will get progeny or your progeny will do well. Or you will get some gains by way of property or money. Whichever is applicable to you at that moment will happen.

Any other type of dream of snakes has no bearing in reality. There won't be any good or bad result from those dreams, however frightening those dreams may be.

Snakes are to be feared in real life, but not in dreams.

Even if a snake chases one in dreams, it is only an expression of some underlying fear that one may have.

According to the sages who have written on dreams, only if a pig or a monkey chases you, it will be indicative of some trouble from your employer. You may expect a pink slip after such a dream. Seeing these two animals in dream is indicative of bad news. In Ramayana, Sita was at first shocked to see Hanuman in the Ashoka vana. Seeing Hanuman in monkey form, she wondered if she was dreaming.

saa tam dR^iSTvaa harishreSThaM viniitavadupasthitam |
maithilii chintayaamaasa svapno.ayamiti bhaaminii || 5-32-6

dR^iSTvaa= seeing; tam= that; harishreSTham= excellent monkey; upasthitam= appraoching; viniitavat= humbly; saa= that; bhaaminii= splendid woman; maithilii= Seetha; chintayaamaasa= thought; ayam= it; iti= as; svapnaH= a dream.

Seeing that excellent monkey approaching humbly, that splendid woman Seetha thought it as a dream.

svapno mayaa ayam vikR^ito adya dR^iShTaH shaakhaa mR^igaH shaastra gaNaiH niShiddhaH | 5-32-9

adya= today; shaakhaamR^igaH= a monkey; vikR^itaH= in an ugly form; dR^iSTaH= was seen; mayaa= by me; svapne= in a dream; niSiddhaH= which is forbidden; shaastragaNaiH= according to a series of scriptures;

"Today, I saw an ugly monkey in my dream, which is forbidden according to a body of scriptures."

Similarly seeing horned animals and animals with protruding incisors is also indicative of getting into the bad books of the employer.

But snakes are harmless if seen in any way in the dream.

Though not told in scriptures, in reality we find a correlation between certain dreams on snakes and some relief from whatever trouble that one is experiencing until then. If a snake is seen climbing down the cot or bed or chair or leaving the house or seen going away from one in a dream, it is seen in some cases that the dasa of the nodes (Rahu / Ketu) of the dreamer had come to an end or the malefic transit of the nodes had come to an end.

Therefore, feel calm if you see a snake in dream.

Seeing a snake in real life too – like crossing your way – is not a bad omen.

If a snake is seen crossing the road or a lawn or climbing a tree, it in indicative of sudden rains.

Snakes are bad only in horoscope (Curse of the serpents – of Rahu – Ketu) about which I will write separately.

Suppose you have experienced a bad dream or a frightening dream, the next morning you go to a temple and worship god.

Traditionally the remedy for a bad or frightening dream is to recite Vishnu Sahasranama or Gajendra Moksham form Srimad Bhagavatham.

Sage Parashara recommends worship of god followed by chanting, charity and sipping of Ganga jal.

Sage Susruta recommends the same and also suggests Gayathri japa.

Those not initiated into Gayathri japa can do japa on their favorite god.

Related posts from this blog:-

Dreams in astrology.

What Hinduism says about dreams?


jayu said...

Hello Madam,
I am very upset with the turn of events that has happened in Mantralayam (Abode of Raghavendra Swami)where even his Brindavanam was not spared by the raging waters of Tungabhadra. Request you to assess what could have gone so wrong that even the entire cattle in the Ghoshala there were washed away in the flood. This is not a good sign at all. Request your astrological expertise here!


Jayasree Saranathan said...

Thanks for this question Mr Jayu. I have posted an article on this. See the next post in

Unknown said...


Jayasree Saranathan said...

Dear Mr Sivaprasad,

One of the causes for dreams is the imbalance in dhatus in the body (vata, pittha and kapha). If you have gastric troubles or eat late and go to sleep with full stomach, dreams of running, flying, or some quick movement with palpitation will occur. Make sure that your general health is good with no gastric trouble and respiratory trouble. Visit a puradhana temple every evening and do some chanting or listening to music before going to sleep. Or else consult an Ayurvedic practitioner. Hope you become alright soon.

kratika said...

since childhood i have these snake dreams...but they are rare...some time they bite ,som times they just break the ground like millions of them n m standing on the ground ,i mostly see multiples of them somtimes in water somtimes whispering to me in my ears somtimes running behind me ..i really dont get it but its for sure kuldevi is nagnecha mata can that be a reason?

Jayasree Saranathan said...

Ms Kratika, Just check with your elders if any service to Kuladevi is pending. Even if not so, regularly worship that deity in her abode.

kratika said...

okay i will see that,thank you so much.

The Indian Money Maker said...

finally i found a good blog to follow.. :) i liked all the posts..

please continue ur work sir/madam...

thank u

Sharma said...

Dear Madam,

I had a very unusual dream a night before i go for an interview to a new company. Currently I am working in a company for close to 10 years and preparing to move out. I got an appointment to attend an interview on 27th July 2011.

On the night of 26th July, I had two dreams. In the first dream I saw a big and long snake lying on a sofa and I look a bit frightened. Ultimately I also saw two people who are the bosses from the new company catching the snake and throwing it out from the house. That is the end of the first dream.

Then again within an hour, I had another dream showing me driving to the new company and suddenly a big snake appears in front of the new It is too big and showing it's head (bending the head left and right). I look a bit afraid and trying to capture the picture of the snake and to send it to my new boss. That is the end of my second dream.

How should I interpret this dream? Do you think I should take the new job offer? I have attended the interview and confident of getting the job with a better salary. Please advise.

Appreciate your feedback the soonest


Jayasree Saranathan said...

@ Sharma
There is no meaning attached to this dream except the underlying worry in your mind causing this dream. Recite Vidhnu sahasranamam and chant Gayathri japa. Go to a temple and worship God. That's enough. Best wishes in your new job.

Chey said...

Hello jayasree,

Its a very good experience reading your blog and i ended up here searching for snakes in dreams search. It is very interesting to see that many people do have different type of snake dreams and your explanations behind them. I am 28 and have been dreaming of snakes since long time and i wasnt really looking for any spiritual significance since it happned only once in a while. It was always like looking at a snake on the way or it chasing me some times biting me. yesterday, i had a dream in which i was holding a snake by its head and squeezing it to death.Is this of any significance to nag panchami, I and a hindu and live in US,I dint even knew it was nag panchami until i did a google search today. Any advice would be helpful.


Anonymous said...

I had a dream that someone told me that i have a snake bite on my left shoulder towards my face & that they have to put down and do some sort of surgery. asked them why and for what- there were 3-4 ladies who told me that- i have baby snakes in my stomach from the bite- i was scared to death & wanted them out of me....

please explain... still bit weiry about it now...thanks

invincible said...

i had this weird dream last night, i was young boy owing a snake, a bear and a dog and loved playing with the snake and had his pet name also,sometimes i saw him crawling over my legs and me enjoying the same, and sometimes he goes bigger, like a rattle snake, later in the same dream i saw that i came back to my home along with my parents and the whole house is surrounded of snakes and we r scared and lying on the bed calling for help, however i am shouting the name of my pet snake and all of a sudden found him lying dead under the bed, surrounded by weird insects and a chamellion who then becomes the focus and looks at me as if ready to attack me,she jumps over me and i woke up in fear.what does this signify, please help me i have never seen a snake or insects and animals in my dreams ever before

Jayasree Saranathan said...

These are common dreams on snakes. Most people report of seeing snakes in dreams. There is an explanation that it is the abberation perceived by the person in sleep of the inner consciousness - the Kundalaini. I suggest to do meditation and keep the mid calm before going to sleep.

Anonymous said...

Hello madam,

I dream about snakes everywhere around me. I will run and fly away but still they will appear from everywhere. On the trees and etc. I didn't think much about it initially I am afraid of snakes. However, these dreams have been recurring since my child hood every now and then. Say 2-3 months 1. I am 30 years old now. Thanks.


Swetha Jegannathan said...

I saw an early morning dream of a Cobra with it's head raised and hissing at me. What does this mean? Please help me intrepret my dream.

Anonymous said...

Dear Madam,

I am repeatedly getting the following dreams:

- Missing a bus or train.

- Appearing for the CA final Exam though I got qualified long back.

What is the significance of these dreams.



Jayasree Saranathan said...

@ A Ravi,

The features you saw in the dream are not premonitve ones told in ancient texts. Some worry or fear in your mind is felt at the sub conscious level as a dream.

Remedy is - analyse the worries or fears that you may have and calm down your mind with a rational approach. Visit an olden temple after the dream is seen and worship. Recite Vishnu Sahasranama. If initiated into Gayatri mantra, do the japa for 108 times everyday.

Unknown said...

Dear Madam,
I had snake dreams before 5 years, its a sort of unimaginable one but off course in dream it will come in that way. will explain about it 1)fighting with huge snakes with big guns and trying to escape from that place.
2)on other dream few days later or before, I m staying in a villa type house, my entire house is surrounded with snakes not like a clustered one, snakes are just moving here & there, and different types of snake i.e(colors and types)which are seen in my home that is unbuilt area of a house like car parking place. In that dream i have called a person from GUINDY SNAKE PARK to take all the snakes from my house.(bit funny) but it came in that way.

AFTER A LONG LONG TIME, yesterday early morning i had a snake dream. in that i saw a small snake, i was starring at it, suddenly a big snake (i think its the mother of that small snake)it started to chase me and at one place it splits its VENOM and it dint reach me.

so this is it.

i spoke with a person regarding this info, and i mentioned the year of my first snake dream at 2007, he said in my natal chart RAGU DESA stared on 2007. so before or after the start of raghu dasa, a person can face these kind of dreams.
thats fine i went to kalahasthi recently and made special poojas for god raghu .

but my question is why such kind of dream came y"day, after a very long period of time. i thought it wont come in future.
that dream will affect my health ??? should i suppose to do any prayers???

can any one assist me with a good solution.

thank U

Unknown said...

sir madam i got a dream last nite in which i m eating a snake in my home,and after that two large blue snakes are running in my home.tell me is this gud for me or nt.and what can i do after that

Unknown said...

I had a dream about a snake it was on the wall I told some one to get I out they touched the snake it was small it was hissing when it movied it was in front of me bigger thank ever like a cobra ,,it laied down hiding under my blanket

Pravallika said...


Im 21 and ive been getting dreams about snakes and human dead bodies. it has been our family tradition to do pujas to lord shiva and veerabadra.. And we are a strong belivers of lord veerabadra ( angry avatar of lord shiva).. Can you help me out with these dreams. Does it signify any bad.. Im not able to fall asleep

Unknown said...

Hi. I saw a snake in my dream while i was going with my sister...some one coming opposite to us tried to catch it with a hook but the hook was stucked at snakes tail and snake managed to escape....then suddenly the same snake appeared in my house,...i dont remember what happend then...finaly that snake was eaten by a crocodile in my house....In reality i'm usually afraid of snakes and crocodiles

Unknown said...


I got a snake in the dream yesterday. I am lying in the bed and I can see while in bed a snake climbing over me and stays top of my head with the hood raised looking around. I move my hand but it doesn't do anything. After sometime it keepps its head as if lying down over my head. The dream ends. Request interpretation to this.

Thanks and Regards,

G S Viswanathan

Unknown said...

I got a monkey in my dream today and was biten by it and at the same time my mother inlaw gave me the tablet.. after that I was awaken, please tell me what should it mean and is there any bad news awaiting ...please reply sir. Pls give me the solution to nullify the dream.

Unknown said...

I would like to tell you that every year i use to see snakes in my dreams in the month of shravan and near to shravan month. Today also i got a dream of snakes and shravan month is going to start from saturday. Usually the snakes in my dreams roam here and there but seriously i got frightened by seeing snakes in my dreams. So please guide me what these snakes want to indicate me?????????

sunflower said...

Now a days I dont get dreams of snakes. But I remember one time, a snake similar to Adiseshan as big as that, with around 5 heads came in dream. The dream was: The snake is our pet snake, and my amma side family growing it. The snake is so innocent because it is brught up that way. But a time comes to the town when some gangsters or some one like that come and all of us in the town and my family leave the place. But the snake is so big couldnt be taken with us, so with heavy heart I m leaving him, because all in my family ask me to leave him as we have no choice, with great fear in heart that since he is totally innocent the gangsters might harm him. But i have not left him, keep watching him and about to leave and I just woke up. I m worried what this actually means. Any pariharam to be done? Basically I m against abuse to earth and used to donate till my income was decent to Mother earth. Monthly once i feed cows. After seeing your post i understand I need to honor mother earth more. I will do that. But what does my dream mean? please help me madam. Thanks truckloads.

Unknown said...

I saw a dream in the morning around 5:00 AM, that me and my mother alone in the house, we saw two snakes in the washroom and they came towards us, where my mother killed one snake while saving me however other snake bitten her, And I was trying to save her from the poison but she was in deep pain and I was feeling very helpless and then my eyes opened. And I was in shock. Does this dream signifies anything?

Unknown said...

Hello Sir,
I saw a dream in the morning around 5:00 AM, that me and my mother alone in the house, we saw two snakes in the washroom and they came towards us, where my mother killed one snake while saving me however other snake bitten her, And I was trying to save her from the poison but she was in deep pain and I was feeling very helpless and then my eyes opened. And I was in shock. Does this dream signifies anything?

Alka said...

I dream of snakes many times.. Sometimes they are unusual which don't exist in reality, but in majority of times in my dreams I am frightened and am hitting them.. Its never been that they are doing any harm to me. When conscious I feel guilty for my act and think that why I just don't run away instead of hitting them ..I really feel very bad for this.. My relatives call me lucky for dreaming about snakes (naag in particular) but I would not like such luck by hurting any living being.. Please guide..

Anonymous said...

Hi I have been dreamiing of snakes since my childhood and where ever I have moved I have been followed by snakes but never harmed me. As mom used to be with me and she has Garuda reka. I live in use,I have lil kids now and I see the there r 2 snakes underneath our steps outside he house. We called pest control and they were able to take one away and left one. They said will come back and pick the other. But we see its restless. We were told its garden snake. Lil scared what to do with Dosha. And pooh are here said to light champhr after the other snake is removed and stand there until the camphor goes off. Any thoughts

Unknown said...

Hi Mam,

I woke up in bright daylight at 6 am after a scary dream of a yellowish long and thin snake biting me on my right feet. I could feel its teeth completely on the skin of my feet. Then it moved upwards towards my shoulders and left. I still stood steady in fear and surprisingly my hands were locked together over my head as if they were tied. I was calling my mom to help in the dream but she couldn't do much about it.

Unknown said...

Two days back I saw a snake while on my way to pick up my daughter....suddenly last night I dreamt of black snakes all over ceiling of my house n crawling my pillow and then we as with our children running around thehouse and then my husband kills one snake in pillow n I saw it dead...n then we was aroun 6 in morning.i was completely in shock.wat should I do.

Gaurav said...

What is the significance of seeing a flying snake at around 40 feet height in the evening?

thapa jee said...

I have seen a dream where I was in front yard of my house, a snake came to bite me bt my Uncle made it go. then after sometime the same snake was seen headed directly to me. I ran bt it bite me on my foot. what does this mean

Savima said...

Hi madam☺
I had a dream early in the morning. I am going to a country fair in the entrance it self I see two very very large black may be brown snakes lying dead parllely of which one snake is killed by someone breaking its neck which is lying next to temple I guess. But nobody cares of this ppl cross and going inside the fair.please help. I often get dreams of temples and god it's like in a week I get three times in which I see temple which are mostly high up in the mountains which have thousand and thousand of steps and are mostly isolated.I am a 28 years female.pls help

Unknown said...

Hello I am really confused as this is the second time something like this happened to me in a time span of 3 months.I dreamt about many snakes around me and the path that I was on and after 2 days I saw a live snake in my bathroom, through fright I changed my house and area but again after 3 months I had a similar dream about the snakes on my path and today again on the 2nd day I seen a live snake crossing my way. The dream is an early morning dream and both the times I saw the live snake after 9pm at night.plz explain

Unknown said...

Hi Jayasree,

I do dream of snakes. For every two to three months once or twice I dream about snakes. So for, in none of the dreams snake has bitten me. I always see snakes in thousands of number. I always feel after the dream that every snake wanted to communicate something to me. Sometimes I also feel that they want to get my attention. Most of the time I see Cobra (with its hood up). I have done sarpa samskara at Ghati Subramanya and Kukke Subramanya as well. But has no or little effect. I also see our old house in a village surrounded by snakes. Once I saw a wounded and bleeding snake slowly crawling towards a stone. It was again a cobra with its hood up. I have psoriasis on my both legs which is in a shape of a Cobra. Psoriasis is near the feet (from arch to heel). The disease is now 11 years old. Please suggest a remedy. Also if you can tell the reason for the dream would be good.


Venu said...

Hello mam,
Nice blog to read

I had dream of black snake biting my left leg near toes..I had been to kukke subramanya with family and we do sarpa samaskara and ashlesha Bali pooja...



Unknown said...

Dear Mam,

Good day to you

this is with regards to a dream i had
in dream i was sleeping and all of a sudden a cobra is seen, and it is trying to bite me on my right foot, luckily i am not affected, because of a thick blanket, and after that, the snake went under my blanket, but didnt bite me, and then seen as standing upright on top of another person with its hood open, and then this person throwing it away

can you please help me interpret the hidden meaning of this dream

Awaiting your advise

Unknown said...

Dear Mam,

I have been reading your blog and trying to understand things that are dealt in a higher way. One thing, can i request to put things in a simple manner?

Another question myself having for a longer time, could you please help me resolving it : Do black/red moles in the body have significance with the horoscope of an individual and his future or his attitude ?

Expecting the secrets of nature,


Jayasree Saranathan said...

Dear Ms Usharani,
On your first request, let me try to write in simple manner. On your second request, I dont want to attach more importance to moles. Only in this blog ( I have related something to mole. There are books on anga shastra and maccha sashta in the market. You may get them and read.

Unknown said...

Hello Mam,

I have been dreaming of lots of snakes since my childhood. I always see them in my ancestral home.My father and Grandfather had accidental deaths and we had never led a very happy family life. Since some years I saw I had started killing the snakes with my father or my brother. These dreams usually come the night before Tuesday. Today I saw the dream after a long time, again lots of snakes and mainly Cobras, I clearly saw cobras. My brother is about to travel back home to sell the property and hence the dream feels ominous. I saw that since the house was empty for so many years it is full of cobras and its nests. I also have Kaal Sarp Dosha but have not done any remedy for it. Please advise

Jayasree Saranathan said...

@ Deepti Rana,

Yours is partly due to inner fears. But the other part remains and needs to be calmed by means of prayers and puja. I suggest you do Vastu puja and Navagraha puja in the place where you reside. Visit a Shiva temple on every Pradosha and worship him by meditating on Shiva mantra (Om Nama-shivaya). Get your brother do Tila tarpana and propitiatory puja at Kashi and Rameswaram for the departed ones.

Unknown said...

I have found this blog very useful about snake dreams.
But i had a strange dream today early in the morning after yesterday's Shrawan Somwar fast.
I belong to one of the places out of 12 Jotirlinga so i keep Fast in Shrawan maas.
I am not afraid of snakes in real life and I am regular Trekker.
Dream Details.
I was on the Top of the Mountain with my Trek buddy and there was a lake having mud pathway between which goes to other side of lake. Left of lake side i was able to see the clouds aside me as soon as i reached the top my friend called me to come other side and begin to walk on that pathway i was balancing while walking and suddenly seen two small snakes on the way so i cleared my path by throwing away them by my Stick and as i went further i have seen that the lake is full of snakes and there was a big snake having mustache at the end of pathway somehow i have managed to cross the lake we were observing the snake occupied lake and the big snake was suddenly standing in front of us it was very tall and thick sized there was place in other side of lake it was not visible from other side... I remember this only and other part of dream is like when we started return journey the snake was dead and whole lake got Dried (don't remember who killed the snake) and in the dry Lake there were hundreds of Snake eggs in each part of lake. I Met some people who suggested me that snake has Nagmani I convinced them it will not be worth of taking as it will bring Bad Faith in our life and they went i remember i was being selfish while convincing them having intentions of tearing that Dead snake and opting the Nagmani.But ended with another dream not relevant to this.

I usually never gets Snake dreams the only thing is bothering me this is Shravan Mas Going and I was born of last Shrawan Somwar whole my Family Worships Lord Shiva as we belong to the place of Jotirlinga and out of nowhere this dream came showing my Passion towards Mountains then showing my Selfish behaviour and efforts about hidden desires.

I don't know if it Makes any sense but would like to know what you think.


Unknown said...

Madam, I am really impressed with your posts. can i have a consultation.
V. meenakshi

Anonymous said...

I had a strange dream yesterday. Somehow two poisonous snake enter into our house and we were so scared of them in the end they leave the house without injuring anyone. I had this dream early morning. What does it mean?

ShWaTz said...

Hello madam, I have been getting snake dreams when I was a kid but on occasions only like three to four times a year... But yesterday and today I saw frieghtening snake dream. Yesterday I say snake god of the Mayan religion today I saw a cobra coming to a place where I stay trying to attack my father and I. Please advise. Common thing here is it comes to a place where I live. thanks

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Anon said...

I did get a dream last night and it was very unusual. I came across your blog this morning looking for answers. My dream last night was: There was a magical snake in the house with red eyes and brown body and I found out about it through a friend. I wanted to get rid of the snake because I don't like reptiles. I just wanted to get rid of it not harm it. I wanted it to go out of my house, but during this process of finding the magical snake and getting rid of it, I figure out it has a story behind it.I vaguely remember this part: the snake must have like harmed a girl or the girl harmed a girl, its waiting in my house it order to come to terms with whatever has happened in the past. After that, I dont quite remember but I do know that I wake up resolving the issue, meaning the snake is no longer the issue.
I dont understand my dream hence I am looking for answers not because I am afraid or its behind my mind or anything like that. Just curious.Oh BTW i am hindu, so is the dream got to do with religion??

Anonymous said...

Hi Madam your blog helped me to some extent .Can you please help me understand my dream which was to frightening.In the dream i saw my husband and some other person are chasing a snake to eat and i was fallowing my husband frittered and at the end i found that the snake was eaten .i dont have a clarity if it was eaten by my husband or the other person.. can you please tell me the meaning.

Thank you,

Kannan Srinivas said...

Respected madam,

Thank you for sharing many things on your blog. I recently got introduced to your blog by one of my friends.

Just need your understanding on dreams I often get

One significant dream last month was a one which raised goosebumps and even as I am texting you there is a moist eye.

Here goes the dream

I am sleeping next to Maha Periyava of Kanchi. It was in my bedroom only. As HE woke up around Midnight in my dream, I too got up. He wanted to go around and as I wanted to give my hand for the support, he insisted a wooden stick and asked me to hold on to it and HE had a grip of it and we started to walk. He took me to a place where it looked like a hospital and he had a look at all those patients and wanted to know how they are feeling. Then he came back to the same place in my bedroom and slept off.

My dream got disturbed and when I looked at the watch it was 4.16 AM.

Is there any meaning to this dream, If so kindly share, and your insights will help me a great deal.


PS: I have been reading many articles of yours, It has been very helpful to me and there are many eye-openers. All I can say is, continue your great work.

Unknown said...

Hi maaam

I have been having dreams of seeing more than. One Shiv ling visiting ancient temple worshipping goddess and mahadev yesterday I saw a dream of me worshipping nag raja real snake in a temple where the poojaari is doing aarthi after the rituals the snake just vanished pls advice Wat cud be the meaning of this

Unknown said...

Hi maam
M continuously seeing dreams of me visiting temple worshipping goddess and mahadev then real nag raja pandit doing pooja in front of me and later the snake vanished Wat cud be the meaning pls help