"Yashoda binds Krishna’s hands", page from a dispersed Bhagavata Purana manuscript, 1640–50, India (Gujarat), source: The Metropolitan Museum of Art

"Yashoda binds Krishna’s hands", page from a dispersed Bhagavata Purana manuscript, 1640–50, India (Gujarat), source: The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Sad'i and the Youth of Kashgar, 1486 - Kamal ud-Din Behzad

Sad'i and the Youth of Kashgar, 1486 - Kamal ud-Din Behzad

The death of Krishna and Balarama.  Karaikal (Tanjore), between 1742 and 1758. Krishna went to the desert with Arjuna and Balarama; Krishna lying under a tree receives an arrow in the heel (his vulnerable part), driven by the hunter Jara, who thought he saw a deer. Krishna dies and goes to Vaikuntha (heaven of Vishnu); Balarama dies of his sadness and takes the form of a five-headed snake (Ananta) to shelter Krishna.

The death of Krishna and Balarama. Karaikal (Tanjore), between 1742 and 1758. Krishna went to the desert with Arjuna and Balarama; Krishna lying under a tree receives an arrow in the heel (his vulnerable part), driven by the hunter Jara, who thought he saw a deer. Krishna dies and goes to Vaikuntha (heaven of Vishnu); Balarama dies of his sadness and takes the form of a five-headed snake (Ananta) to shelter Krishna.

A Pichhavai of Gopis   India, Deccan, 18th Century   On a red ground, depicting six gopis facing a flowering kadamba tree under a cloudy and sunlit sky with smaller deities driving chariots above and cowherders with grazing cows below, the gopis surrounded by fruiting trees bearing peacocks, squirrels and mangoes, bordered by a lotus pond below with swimming fish  72.5/8 x 65 in. (184.5 x 165 cm.)

A Pichhavai of Gopis India, Deccan, 18th Century On a red ground, depicting six gopis facing a flowering kadamba tree under a cloudy and sunlit sky with smaller deities driving chariots above and cowherders with grazing cows below, the gopis surrounded by fruiting trees bearing peacocks, squirrels and mangoes, bordered by a lotus pond below with swimming fish 72.5/8 x 65 in. (184.5 x 165 cm.)

Vishnu. India, Bihar, Pre Pala, 6th-7th century. Grey stone.

Vishnu. India, Bihar, Pre Pala, 6th-7th century. Grey stone.

A Lord On A Swing Enjoying The Company Of Ladies. Probably Bundi, North India, Late 18th Century

A Lord On A Swing Enjoying The Company Of Ladies. Probably Bundi, North India, Late 18th Century

Celebrating Maha Ustav. Bikaner Bgavata Purana ca. 1610 Rajastan

Celebrating Maha Ustav. Bikaner Bgavata Purana ca. 1610 Rajastan

Goddess Saraswathi playing tambura on a river - painting by Raja Ravi Verma

Goddess Saraswathi playing tambura on a river - painting by Raja Ravi Verma

18th C. Kedara Raag is dedicated to Shiva played in the evening. It may be described as drowning in contemplation of Shiva. A prince visits by boat an ascetic playing music at night under the moon in his abode in a lake Rajasthan, India

18th C. Kedara Raag is dedicated to Shiva played in the evening. It may be described as drowning in contemplation of Shiva. A prince visits by boat an ascetic playing music at night under the moon in his abode in a lake Rajasthan, India

Procession of Carriages Carrying Booty: Page from a Dispersed Bhagavata Purana Manuscript

Procession of Carriages Carrying Booty: Page from a Dispersed Bhagavata Purana Manuscript

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