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#Krishna Dancing on #Kaliya (Kaliyahimarddaka Krishna) #India, Tamil Nadu; Chola period (880-1279), late 10th - early 11th century This lyrical image depicts Krishna overcoming Kaliya, a snake king who had been poisoning the waters of the sacred #Yamuna River and terrifying the local population. While he subdues Kaliya by dancing on the snake king's hood of protective snakes, Krishna performs the gesture of reassurance to comfort his devotees.