Of all the qualities that make Lord Krishna who He is, it is His prowess with the flute that captures the hearts of devotees. Spread across not only the subcontinent but also the world, devotees never tire of His music. He sits in one of Vrindavan's many glades and pulls out His flute, the sound of which reaches the inhabitants within the city. The music that is emanating from His flute expresses a divinity and a quality of love that is to be found in no other religion in the world. As the sound of the flute floats across space into the ears of His lovers, they leave everything behind and scamper through worldly recesses to gather around Him. This sculpture of the solitary Krishna playing on His flute is more dynamic than it appears.
One could almost see Him surrounded by a bunch of loving gopis, overcome by the music as much as their love for him, as they dance around this seated Krishna. He is charming as ever; His composure of countenance, content; His spine, erect. The dhoti and the sash gather in lifelike drapes around His youthful physique. His shringar is atypical of Hindu iconography, gold and jewels abound. His ample tresses are held in place by a turban-like drape with a jewel and a peacock feather at the centre. Note the realistic lines engraved beneath the brow, a Vaishnava tilak situated amidst the same. A mark of the sculptor's skill is the gracious hands and feet that define the composition.