Classica Krishna Rasaleela Watercolor Painting On Cotton

In Hindu Religion Rasaleela is an interesting phenomenon. It refers to the ihalokiya (earthly) conduct – ‘leela’ – of the Vishnu-avatara Krishna. The word ‘rasa’ translates to aesthetics. As such, ‘rasaleela’ refers to the aesthetic depiction of Krishnaleela. The painting that you see on this page is of the image that first occurs to the mind when a devotee hears the word rasaleela – in the dead of night, within the bounds of a glade particularly teeming with life (verdure and peacocks), Lord Krishna engages in song and dance with the gopis (milkmaids of Vrindavan) who are in love with Him.

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