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SB 10.26.12

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His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

Please note: The synonyms, translation and purport of this verse were composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda


damitvā vimadaṁ hradāt
prasahyodvāsya yamunāṁ
cakre 'sau nirviṣodakām


āśī—of his fangs; viṣa-tama—having the most powerful poison; ahi—of the snakes; indram—the chief; damitvā—subduing; vimadam—whose pride was removed; hradāt—from the lake; prasahya—by force; udvāsya—sending him away; yamunām—the river Yamunā; cakre—made; asau—He; nirviṣa—free from poison; udakām—its water.

Translation and purport composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda


Kṛṣṇa chastised the most poisonous serpent, Kāliya, and after humbling him He drove him forcibly from the lake of the Yamunā. In this way the Lord made the water of that river free of the snake's powerful poison.

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