Project Description

Krishna as Govinda

Krishna is the eighth avatar of Vishnu. Incarnated as a mortal child, Krishna was saved from the tyrannical king, Kamsa, when he was exchanged by his parents for the daughter of a herdsman, Nanda, and his wife, Yasoda. Safe with his foster parents, Krishna had a happy childhood playing boyish pranks such as stealing butter and later seducing gopis (village girls tending cattle) who found his flute playing irresistible. India’s favourite romance is that between Krishna and his childhood gopi sweetheart, Radha, whose relationship came to symbolize the ideal bond of love between god and mortal. As we enjoy a variety of relationships in our families and society, so does Krishna, but all his relationships are eternal, transcendental, and free of the contamination of the material world.

In this sculpture, he is a simple cowherd (albeit a simple cowherd dressed like a prince). His leg posture (padavastika) represents benevolent tranquillity and relaxation, while his clothing and jewellery (alankara) indicate royal divinity. His companion is a mortal cow and has no spiritual meaning, but serves as a reminder of his carefree youth as a flute-playing cowherd.

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10 in / 26 cm
7.5 lbs / 3.6 kgs