#LifeOfKrishna: After getting fed up from Krishna and his constant habit of breaking Maakhan pots, Mata Yashoda tried to tie with a cord; but when she began to bind Him, the cord was found to be short by a few inches. With every other piece cord she added, the rope was still short by a few inches. After seeing her mother exhausted and in confusion, He took pity on her and allowed Himself to be bound to the husking-stand.
This illustrates the story from the Mahabharata where Draupadi, the wife of the Pandava brothers, prays to Lord Krishna for help and is saved by His making the cloth of her sari endless so she can not be humiliated.
Rasalila, Gujarat, c.1720. Here Krishna is replicated eight times to pair with each gopi. This painting has a decorative floral ground that bursts in all directions equally, recalling the embroidered textiles for which Gujarat in western India is famous.
Rasa Lila - Dance of the Divine - The gopis follow Krsna's fluting into the forest for ecstatic spiritual dance throughout the night. Romantic love is merely an illusionary reflection of the soul’s original, ecstatic spiritual love for Krishna, God, in the spiritual world.