Krishna and Kaliya
Once a huge black serpent called Kaliya came to live in the river
Yamuna. He poisoned the water of the river with his venom. The people of
Vrindavan were very scared of the serpent, who was very strong.
One day, Krishna decided to teach Kaliya a lesson. He jumped into the
river to kill the serpent. Kaliya was furious and rushed to attack
Krishna. But before the snake could catch him, Krishna quickly climbed
on Kaliya's head. To shake him off, Kaliya tried to coil around Krishna
and crush him. He even tried to drown him but Krishna stayed underwater
without breathing. Eventually, Kaliya got tired. Krishna then started
jumping and stamping on Kaliya's head and the serpent started vomiting
Kaliya begged Krishna for forgiveness and Krishna ordered the serpent
to leave the Yamauna. kaliya bowed his head and quietly left, and the
people of Vrindavan rejoiced.