The snake, known as Naga in Hindu mythology, is recognized for a variety of traits, including annihilation, defense, and preservation. The snake represents the cosmic force known as Kundalini Power. According to popular belief, spiritual practices can awaken a person's dormant kundalini energy. Emotional healing is considered to be aided by an aroused Kundalini. In addition, the snake's skin shedding represents healing, rebirth, restoration, regeneration, and rejuvenation. The male and female snakes, known as Naga and Nagin, are revered in certain sanctuaries in India.