IntroductionAuthor - K.R.Vaidyananthan
The origin of snake worship goes back to ram antiquity. But in no part of the world is snake worship still such a live tradition as in Kerala. In almost eve house the southwest corner of the compound is set apart for a snake shrine called sarpakavu. The propitiation o the serpent god is considered essential to the well being and prosperity of the family. Incidentally, with snake worship came also
the principle that what is feared is respected.