In the embrace of Krishna, the gopis, maddened with desire, found refuge; in their love dalliance with him who is the master in all the sixty-four arts of love, the gopis felt a thrill indescribable; and in making love with him in that climatic moment of release, in that one binding moment, they felt that joy and fulfilment which could not but be an aspect of the divine. Through their experience, thus, the erotic the carnal and the profane became but an aspect of the sublime, the spiritual and the divine. This cumulative myth sustains one basic point: for women, Krishna is a personal god, always accessible and unfailingly responsive. He is a god specially made for women. In the popular psyche, Krishna and Radha are the universal symbol for the lover and the beloved. Krishna is the ideal hero, and Radha the ideal heroine.