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    श्रीशुक उवाच विलोक्य दूषितां कृष्णां कृष्णः कृष्णाहिना विभुः । तस्या विशुद्धिमन्विच्छन् सर्पं तमुदवासयत् ।। १०-१६-१ ।।

    Śukadeva Gosvāmī said: Lord Śrī Kṛṣṇa, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, seeing that the Yamunā River had been contaminated by the black snake Kāliya, desired to purify the river, and thus the Lord banished him from it. ।। 10-16-1 ।।

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    राजोवाच कथमन्तर्जलेऽगाधे न्यगृह्णाद्भगवानहिम् । स वै बहुयुगावासं यथाऽऽसीद्विप्र कथ्यताम् ।। १०-१६-२ ।।

    King Parīkṣit inquired: O learned sage, please explain how the Supreme Personality of Godhead chastised the serpent Kāliya within the unfathomable waters of the Yamunā, and how it was that Kāliya had been living there for so many ages. ।। 10-16-2 ।।

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    ब्रह्मन् भगवतस्तस्य भूम्नः स्वच्छन्दवर्तिनः । गोपालोदारचरितं कस्तृप्येतामृतं जुषन् ।। १०-१६-३ ।।

    O brāhmaṇa, the unlimited Supreme Personality of Godhead freely acts according to His own desires. Who could be satiated when hearing the nectar of the magnanimous pastimes He performed as a cowherd boy in Vṛndāvana? ।। 10-16-3 ।।

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    श्रीशुक उवाच कालिन्द्यां कालियस्यासीध्रदः कश्चिद्विषाग्निना । श्रप्यमाणपया यस्मिन् पतन्त्युपरिगाः खगाः ।। १०-१६-४ ।।

    Śrī Śukadeva Gosvāmī said: Within the river Kālindī [Yamunā] was a lake inhabited by the serpent Kāliya, whose fiery poison constantly heated and boiled its waters. Indeed, the vapors thus created were so poisonous that birds flying over the contaminated lake would fall down into it. ।। 10-16-4 ।।

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    विप्रुष्मता विषोदोर्मिमारुतेनाभिमर्शिताः । म्रियन्ते तीरगा यस्य प्राणिनः स्थिरजङ्गमाः ।। १०-१६-५ ।।

    The wind blowing over that deadly lake carried droplets of water to the shore. Simply by coming in contact with that poisonous breeze, all vegetation and creatures on the shore died. ।। 10-16-5 ।।