Radha and Krishna
Malwa, c. 1620
The gopis driven to madness by separation from Krishna.
O Visnu, I see You devouring all people in Your flaming mouths and covering the universe with Your immeasurable rays. Scorching the worlds, You are manifest.
♥♥ SHRI KRISHNA ♥♥
“In Krishna and Radha in a Pavilion, the lovers sit naked on a bed beneath a jeweled pavilion in a lush garden of ripe mangoes and flowering shrubs. Krishna gently touches Radha’s breast while gazing directly into her face. Radha shyly averts her gaze. It is night, the time of illicit trysts, and the dark monsoon sky momentarily lights up with a lightning flash indicating the moment’s electric passion. Lightning is a standard symbol used in Rajput and Pahari miniatures to symbolize passion”
Krishna’s Victory Over Aghasura
Early 18th century
Date: ca. 1610
India (Rajasthan, Bikaner)
The evil king Kamsa sent the demoness Putana to kill the infant Krishna. Disguised as a wet nurse, she attempted to poison the god with her milk. Krishna, however, drained her breast and took away her very life breath. Here, we see him clutching the breast of the slain Putana while Yashoda, Rohini, and her baby Balarama run to help.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art