Kaliya (IAST:Kāliya, Devanagari: कालिय), in Hindu mythology, was the name of a poisonous Naga living in the Yamuna River, in Vrindavan. The water of the Yamuna for four leagues all around him boiled and bubbled with poison. No bird or beast could go near, and only one solitary Kadamba tree grew on the river bank.
Draupadi prays to Krishna: "Krishna!" she cried. "O Govinda! O Keshava! O beloved of the gopis and Lord of Vrindavana! O Janardana, You are the destroyer of all affliction. I am sinking into the Kaurava ocean. O Lord, O soul of the universe, O creator of the world, save me! I am distressed and losing my senses in this evil assembly!"~Mahabharata