The Southern parts of India are famous for their age old delicate and unique wood carvings for sculptures, temples or other decorative items. This Krishna sculpture is etched in a similar dual shaded wooden material in a magnified size having accurate cuts and folds to form a finite structure.
Lord Krishna is one of the most popular and revered deity of all the other Hindu divinities and is worshipped as the eighth avtaar of Lord Vishnu; he stands here in his usual Tribhanga (three part bend in neck, waist and knee) posture on an exquisitely layered and designed leafy plinth. The Chaturbhuja carries his music instrument, flute in anterior hands, that captivates the heart and mind of a person by the mesmerized and soulful tunes that emerge out from it, while rear hands are ready with stylistically sculpted Sudarshan Chakra and Conch respectively.
Krishna is also known as the lover god as he is the dream prince of all gopis, friend of all other people and a protector of animals. The holy cow that stands behind him is Surabhi, who was created by him only. She is seen as licking Krishna’s left foot as a gesture of paying homage to her Lord. He is clad in traditional and the most beauteous attires along with enormous jewels that veil his body and a thick flower garland that sways freely towards the left. Zoom in to explore the vast beauty of his flower aureoled crown, inspired by long South Indian temple structures and that slight curve of lips exemplifying his core happiness.