KRISHNA AND BALARAMA (on silk, embroidered and beautifully framed)
Only the pure-hearted Cowherd women (gopis) of Vrindavana, filled with devotion, are able to recognize the cow-herd Krishna as the Lord, the incarnation on earth of the Sustainer God Vishnu. This enchanting scene depicts the gopis blessing Krishna and his older brother Balarama (the incarnation of Ananta, the serpent-couch of Vishnu) with the purifying flame of an arati lamp.
In return for their auspicious recognition of Krishna's true identity, he and Balarama offer the greatest symbol in Hinduism of spiritual peace, the lotus flower.
The gopis, Krishna and Balarama meet under the cover of twilight at the temple of Vrindavana, which is situated within the graceful undulations of the sacred river Yamuna. Thus it will be the gopis, due to their devotion, who will drink the divine nectar of the Rasa Dance to come.
25" x 20" with frame
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