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Sri Krsna

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A gigantic näga or serpent of the race of Kadru and Kaçyapa. At the time of Çré Kåñëa's appearance, he took up residence in the Yamunä river and poisoned the water with his venom. Kåñëa chastised Käliya by dancing on his hoods. By the touch of Kåñëa's lotus feet, Käliya was purified and he left the Yamunä for Ramaëakadvépa, a small island adjacent to Jambudvépa.

Krsna remained for some time within the coils of Kaliya, imitating the behaviour of an ordinary mortal. But when He understood that the women, children and other residents of His village of Gokula were in acute distress because of their love for Him, their only shelter and goal in life, He immediately rose up from the grip of the serpent.

Krsna and His friends

Having severely depleted Kaliya's strength with His restless circling, Krsna pushed down kaliya's shoulders and mounted his broad, serpentine heads. Thus, Krsna, the original master of all fine art, began to dance, His lotus feet deeply reddened by the touch of the numerous jewels upon the serpents heads. At that time the ruby-red jewels from the snake's foreheads fell into the Yamuna's bluish waters producing a beautiful violet effect.

Seeing the Lord dancing, His servants in the heavenly planets, the Gandarvas, siddhas, sages, Caranas and wives of the demigods immediately arrived there. With great pleasure they began accompanying the Lord's dancing by playing drums such as mrdangas, panavas and anakas. They also made offerings of songs, flowers and prayers. Kaliya had one hundred and one prominent heads and when one of them would not bow down, Krsna would smash that stubborn head by striking it with His feet.

Krsna's wonderful, powerful dancing trampled and broke all of Kaliya's 1000 heads The serpent, profusely vomiting blood from his mouths, finally recognised Sri Krsna to be the eternal Personality of Godhead, the Supreme master of all moving and non-moving beings, thus within his mind, Kaliya took shelter of the Lord.

Srimai Radharani

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