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From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia

By Swami Harshananda

Nāgapāśa literally means ‘serpent rope’.

As a weapon of war, nāgapāśa is the arrow which becomes a snake and binds the enemy. It was used by Indrajit[1] against Rāma and Lakṣmaṇa.[2] Nāgapāśa, in iconographical works, is shown as a coiled serpent with two and a half coils in the hands of certain deities like Durgā. When it is thrown against an enemy, he can never escape from it.


  1. He was Rāvaṇa’s son.
  2. Rāmāyana 6.45
  • The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore