Srimad Bhagavatam 10.16.52-54 - Krishna purifies in various ways (download mp3), (download flv) & (download mp4)
by Adikeshav Prabhu at ISKCON Chowpatty
pranams tyajati pannagah
strinam nah sadhu-socyanam
patih pranah pradiyatam
O Supreme Lord, please be merciful. It is proper for the saintly to feel compassion for women like us. This serpent is about to give up his life. Please give us back our husband, who is our life and soul.
vidhehi te kinkarinam
mucyate sarvato bhayat
Now please tell us, Your maidservants, what we should do. Certainly anyone who faithfully executes Your order is automatically freed from all fear.
The surrender of Kaliya’s wives was now complete, and Lord Krsna immediately gave them His mercy, as described in the following verses.
ittham sa naga-patnibhir
Sukadeva Gosvami said: Thus praised by the Nagapatnis, the Supreme Personality of Godhead released the serpent Kaliya, who had fallen unconscious, his heads battered by the striking of the Lord’s lotus feet.
According to Srila Visvanatha Cakravarti Thakura, Lord Krsna, upon reaching His decision, immediately jumped down from Kaliya’s hoods and stood before the serpent and his wives. We should remember that when Lord Krsna executed these pastimes, He was just a young village boy in Vrndavana.