In the previous episode, we had witnessed Bhagawan Bala-Krishna winning over Snake Kaaliya. As we had witnessed a fierce fight between the two, the entire Gokula village was tense, including Mother Yashoda. She was shattered that her beloved son had “drowned” into the waters of River Yamuna, after failing to come up within some time. As this was happening on the banks, an intense battle was going on between Bhagawan Bala-Krishna and Snake Kaaliya beneath the waters. However, as time progressed, Bhagawan Bala-Krishna too realized that He has had enough with this Snake Kaaliya, and that His Gokula devotees are anxiously waiting for His arrival. He thus wins over Snake Kaaliya within the next few moments and with that, issues a “Diktat” to Snake Kaaliya that he dare comes near the banks of the river ever again. Meanwhile, Snake Kaaliya too realizes whom he was fighting with. He obeys Bhagawan Bala-Krishna’s instructions and pledges that he would not create any nuisance to people anymore.
With this agreement, both Bhagawan Bala-Krishna and Snake Kaaliya rise above the waters together. Bhagawan Bala-Krishna is now standing over Snake Kaaliya’s heads. It should be remembered that Snake Kaaliya had multiple heads and was huge in structure. Thus, Bhagawan Krishna arises above the waters with His divine feet pressed upon Snake Kaaliya’s heads. As the entire Gokula village sees this divine form of Bhagawan Bala-Krishna, they were ecstatic and overjoyed! Firstly, they were relieved that their beloved son of the land was safe and secure. Secondly, they were more relieved because the dangerous and poisonous Snake Kaaliya had been neutralized by Bhagawan Bala-Krishna. There is no more fear of poison in the water anymore. Along with the people of Gokula, even the animals including the cows heaved a huge sigh of relief. Now they can drink water from the Yamuna bank as usual, without any fear.
As Bhagawan Bala-Krishna arises out of the waters, He performs the divine “Kaaliya-Nardhanam” (Divine dance over the head of Snake Kaaliya), which is very famous. Now we shall experience Bhagawan Bala-Krishna’s divine dance over Snake Kaaliya. As we had witnessed that Snake Kaaliya had multiple heads, Bhagawan Bala-Krishna jumped up from the first head to the third head. Subsequently He keeps one foot firmly on the third head and jumps on to the fifth head. Subsequently, He plants His foot firmly on the fifth head and jumps up to the seventh head. In this fashion, as Bhagawan Bala-Krishna goes from left to right, He jumps up on all the odd numbered heads (1,3,5,7, etc.). Now as He comes from the right to the left, He now jumps up on all the even numbered heads (2,4,6,8, etc.). Bhagawan Bala-Krishna continued this act for some time, and He thus eventually changes the sequence from time to time. This was a beautiful sight for all the people of Gokula to witness and enjoy.
As Bhagawan Bala-Krishna was performing the divine dance (“Kaaliya-Nardhanam”), Snake Kaaliya too cooperated beautifully by pressing his heads in such a way that Bhagawan Bala-Krishna found it easier to slip from one head to the other. This added to the beauty wherein there was a total sync between Bhagawan Bala-Krishna’s footsteps and the movements of Snake Kaaliya’s heads. Thus, Gokula got to witness one of the most beautiful and important incidents of this “Kaaliya-Nardhana” and the entire village was rapturously caught in divine bliss. This is one of the most divine experiences that Bhagawan Bala-Krishna gave to His ardent devotees in Gokula, which impinged on their minds forever.
So for today, let us also join hands with the people of Gokula and enjoy the divine “Kaaliya-Nardhana” and we shall wait till the next episode to continue with Bhagawan Bala-Krishna’s next important divine “Leela” as narrated by Sage Paraashara! Stay tuned! 🙂