"Dear Kṛṣṇa, we have simply been captivated by seeing You with tilaka and with earrings and by seeing Your beautiful face covered with scattered hair and Your extraordinary smile. Not only that, but we are also attracted by Your arms, which always give assurance to the surrendered souls. And although we are also attracted by Your chest, which is always embraced by the goddess of fortune, we do not wish to take her position. We shall simply be satisfied by being Your maidservants.

"Dear Kṛṣṇa, we have simply been captivated by seeing You with tilaka and with…

Krishna n Radha

Radharani and Krishna

Radha offers pan to Krishna. Indian, Pahari about 1725. Object Place: Bahu-Jammu area, Punjab Hills, Northern India.

Radha offers pan to Krishna. Indian, Pahari about Object Place: Bahu-Jammu area, Punjab Hills, Northern India.

Every year we Bikaneri people celebrate Kite Festival (on Bikaner Foundation Day) on Akshaya Tritiya. modern

Every year we Bikaneri people celebrate Kite Festival (on Bikaner Foundation Day) on Akshaya Tritiya. modern

Шри Вишну

A Seated Figure of the Four-Armed Vishnu. Opaque pigments heightened with gold on paper, Indargarh, North India, early century

maa Durga

Goddess Durga idol is being prepared at Kolkata

Radha and Krishna in the Grove, [detail], Pahari, Kangra, Punjab Hills, India, ca. 1780, gouache on pape

Radha and Krishna in the Grove - Art Prints

Golden Gauranga, lord of my heart

Golden Gauranga, lord of my heart

Durga Maa, Festival in India, Kolkata.

Durga Maa, Festival in India, Kolkata.

Lord Chaitanya and Krsna deitygau

By Urmila Devi Dasi The happiness of bhakti is very hard to understand. Generally in the world we take “happiness” as being satisfaction for our body, mind, or both: pleasure of the senses, pleasin…

A woman lets cranes drink water cascading from her hair. Najar picture by Abu'l Kasim, India. ca. 1800.

Najar picture of a woman lets cranes drink water cascading from her hair. Opaque watercolor and gold on paper, SDMA

Radha and Krishna Toss a Flower By Fattu Guler, 1770

William Dalrymple on

Radha and Krishna Toss a Flower By Fattu Guler, 1770 From the Divine Pleasures show At the Met, NYCp

Khandita Nayika, Brooklyn museum approx 1790

Khandita rebuking her lover- 1790 Khandita - engraged heroine whose lover had promised her to spend the night with her, but instead comes to her house the next morning after spending the night with.

The Tortoise Avatar of Vishnu. Bikaner, India, dated 1694. Opaque watercolor with gold on paper. 10 x 7 7/8 inches (25.5 by 20 cm) © Oliver Forge & Brendan Lynch Ltd

The Tortoise Avatar of Vishnu. Bikaner, India, dated Opaque watercolor with gold on paper. 10 x 7 inches by 20 cm) © Oliver Forge & Brendan Lynch Ltd

Sri Nathji dressed for the Holi festivalBUNDI, RAJASTHAN, NORTH INDIA, CIRCA 1831Opaque pigments heightened with gold on paper, the idol of Shri Nathji stands against a yellow background, he holds two lotuses, wear a peacock crown and heavy pearl and gold jewellery, within blue and white rules with red borders, identified at top in white devanagari script, with protective fly-leaf8 1/8 x 5½in. (20.5 x 14 cm.)

Sri Nathji dressed for the Holi festival

Sri Nathji dressed for the Holi festivalBUNDI, RAJASTHAN, NORTH INDIA, CIRCA 1831Opaque pigments heightened with gold on paper, the idol of Shri Nathji stands against a yellow background, he holds two lotuses, wear a peacock crown and heavy pearl and gold jewellery, within blue and white rules with red borders, identified at top in white devanagari script, with protective fly-leaf8 1/8 x 5½in. (20.5 x 14 cm.)

Holy Man Prostrated before Krishna/Vishnu.  Location: Basohli, Kathua District, Jammu and Kashmir, India. Date: ca 1675-1699 CE

Holy Man Prostrated before Krishna/Vishnu. Location: Basohli, Kathua District, Jammu and Kashmir, India.

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