Srimad Bhagavatam Canto 10 Chapter 16 Text 6

Śrīmad Bhāgavatam
Canto 10 Chapter 16 Text 6


taṁ caṇḍa-vega-viṣa-vīryam avekṣya tena
duṣṭāṁ nadīṁ ca khala-saṁyamanāvatāraḥ
kṛṣṇaḥ kadambam adhiruhya tato ’ti-tuṅgam
āsphoṭya gāḍha-raśano nyapatad viṣode

Lord Kṛṣṇa saw how the Kāliya serpent had polluted the Yamunā River with his terribly powerful poison. Since Kṛṣṇa had descended from the spiritual world specifically to subdue envious demons, the Lord immediately climbed to the top of a very high kadamba tree and prepared Himself for battle. He tightened His belt, slapped His arms and then jumped into the poisonous water.