repertoire of Sri Krishna statues depicting him as a charming youth, his legs
crossed, a flute in his hands, is the hallmark of the iconographical
representation of the beauty of the dark-skinned Lord, who is the eternal
source of delight for his beloved Gopis, the milkmaids of Vrindavana, his
devotees and every particle of the universe that gets infused with the
sweetness of his divinity that flows in the tunes of His flute.
Fluting Krishna icons are a celebration of the gentle presence of the Sri Vishnu among the humans, who for his loving devotees, entertains, guides, and save them from the pains of human existence, healing them through the songs of his Bansuri (flute) and the magnificence of his being.
black marble here showcases the wisdom of the sculptor, who chose the stone
which can perfectly encapsulate the heart-warming loveliness of Shyam-Sundara-
the black-skinned beautiful cowherd boy. The gentleness of Krishna’s foot that
is curving, the folds and wrinkles of his dhoti (lower body garment)
naturalistically delineated, the swaying scarf that is elegantly placed over
his arms, the golden tint of his jewelry that appears ever-more exquisite
thanks to the mystical black stone physique of Krishna, the Vaijayanti-Mala-
floral garland made from wildflowers, the Mor-Pankha- feathers of peacock that
adorn His curled locks- every inch of this marble murti of Krishna on which the
gaze falls is a reminder of the spellbinding effect His presence has on the
folks of Vrindavana.
Sculpted in the striking black stone, the triple bent
posture of Krishna holds our glances as well as our heart. All of this timeless
beauty, and yet the feature that needs to be mentioned separately is the eyes.
Set deep, underlined by plump cheeks, and finished masterfully with simple
strokes of white, Krishna’s eyes in this black marble icon are the reason why
the statue appears true to life. Near Krishna’s feet sits a peacock, the
majestic creature, an extension, and symbol of the celestial allure of the
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