Episode # 181 – The poisonous snake – KAALIYA wreaks havoc at Gokula!!!

In the previous episode, we had witnessed an important note as to how music is one of the best ways through which we can attain Bhagawan. We’ve witnessed this discussion in parallel to the context of how Bhagawan Bala-Krishna is attracting all His friends, including the cows towards Him through the divine music that is coming from His flute. We’ve witnessed in yesterday’s episode as to how ardent devotees of Bhagawan have attained “Moksha” through music. We’ve witnessed a brief about Saint Thiyagaraja Swami, who was an epitome of “Bhakti through music”. With his ardent devotion through music, he was able to obtain the divine darshan of Bhagawan Rama and Mother Sita together as he attained “Moksha”. Similarly we’ve witnessed a brief about Purandaradasa and Meerabai as to how they attained Bhagawan Krishna through their divine music and compositions. There are innumerable examples like these to prove how music is one of the best ways of attaining “Moksha”. Of course, with our limitation of time, we’re not going deeper into this subject as of now, but when the context comes, we would definitely look into this in a great detail. 

Moving on thus, let us continue to witness the Krishna-Leela as narrated beautifully by Sage Paraashara. As Bhagawan Bala-Krishna is getting a bit more older, we’re going to witness the next important Leela here – The “Kaaliya Nardhana”. As Bhagawan Bala-Krishna’s popularity is growing manifold in and around Gokula, there was this extremely poisonous snake by name “Kaaliya” or “Kaalinga” which had come into the nearby Yamuna river. As the snake breathed, all the nearby trees and flowers used to fall on the ground dead. The fumes that the snake emitted were extremely poisonous in such a way that all the living beings including plants, trees, shrubs, flowers, animals, etc. faced the wrath of it. Snake Kaaliya was very proud of its “accomplishment” of bringing the Gokula village under its knees. As the cows were drinking the poisonous water of the Yamuna river, they started fainting on the ground. This was a huge health hazard for the Gokula village. Even the birds weren’t an exception here. When the birds flew over the Yamuna river, or in its vicinity, the poisonous fumes were so powerful that even the birds used to fall on the ground dead. 

As this Snake Kaaliya was unleashing his atrocities day after day, Bhagawan Bala-Krishna too was thinking within Himself as to how to put an end to the miseries that he was causing to the people and animals of Gokula. He was just waiting for an appropriate time to teach a lesson to Snake Kaaliya. In the meanwhile, Snake Kaaliya’s atrocities increased by the day and people were getting scared of going near the Yamuna river. It was a horrific scene and Snake Kaaliya was enjoying all this, as he had brought the entire Gokula village to ransom. 

Now, how does Bhagawan Bala-Krishna tackle this “poisonous” enemy? Is He going to kill Snake Kaaliya? Let us wait for an absorbing episode tomorrow to witness what happened next! Stay tuned! 🙂 

Published by Dr. Jeayaram

Holds a PhD in Management Psychology from Universite Paris Saclay, Paris, France. Also an Asst. Professor of Human Resources management at Bharatidhasan Institute of Management (BIM) Trichy, India A professional South Indian classical musician (singer) performing concerts. Through this blog, I'm trying to bring out the richness of Indian culture & values and I request your support and feedbacks in making this humble effort a success!!

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