The environment around Vraj was heavily polluted. Even the river Yamuna was not spared.
As it is, the demons under Kansas evil rule were making the lives of Vrajvasies as
difficult as possible.
Other dangerous creatures were making things difficult too.
Krushna worked towards improving the lives of Vrajvasies. The environment is a key component of what
contributes to our well being. If it is
polluted, it wrecks havoc in our daily lives. The
people of Vraj were unable to water their cattle or farm in certain parts of Vraj due to
polluted waters of Yamuna.
Krushna decided to remove this evil and fought with the source of
pollution, the many headed, poison spewing naga, Kaliya.
Of all the evils Krushna deleted from this world, this is the only one he
allowed to live ! He banished Kaliya to an
island in the ocean many miles from any human inhabitation.
Kaliya was further forced to promise that he will no longer bother humans.
In the modern time, Kaliya Naga is the industrial waste !
Industry is a necessary evil in our lives. All societies need to progress. Industry is closely linked to progress. But, industry can not be allowed to ruin our lives,
anyones lives. Industry has to be
regulated and kept in check, so as not to pollute our environment and Krushna did just
- South-Indian sculpture
Nagadaman - Rajesthani
Nagadaman - Pahari
© Bhagwat Shah
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