This cleverly compartmentalized painting shows Vishnu in his various
avatars. The core of the painting has Radha and Krishna dancing in the
centre of the lotus and the various petals depict the rasa mandala. Above
and below the rasa mandala are the various reincarnations of Vishnu. Above
the top five avatars is the episode of Krishna's life wherein he lifts mount
Govardhan to save the inhabitants from incessant rains. Below the lower five
incarnations is Krishna subduing the serpent Kaliya. All the above is bound
within a narrow border, around which are circles with episodes from Krishna's
life. They show the killing of Dhenukasura Bakasura and Vatsasura etc.,
instrumental in deliverance of Nalakuvara and Manigriva and salvation of
Trinovarta. The garland like circular depictions have gopis painted in the
Borders with colourful patterns bound the entire narration.
This description by Renu Rana.
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