Dashavtaras

Pattachitra: Krishna Leela

This pattachitra describes Krishna and Balarama leaving Vrindavan to go to Dwarka – where Krishna settled and ruled as king. Gopis can be seen lining ahead of the chariot and bidding him farewell. Since this a modern rendition of the legend the figures are actually shown waving to each other – a gesture borrowed from… Read more »

Pattachitra: Krishna Leela

This is a pattachitra executed in monochrome. The subjects are still stories from the life of Krishna, and the central panel depicts the image of Krishna and Radha in embrace. As the pattas were traditionally used as personal home shrines, the central icons were always larger and primary – being supported by stories and images… Read more »