Yamalarjuna Krishna

2019.239

Yamalarjuna Krishna

2019.239

Description

This painting depicts a legend of two great devotees of Shiva, Nalakuvara and Manigriva who had disrespected Narada,a Vedic sage.Narada had cursed them to be turned into twin Arjuna tree (yamalarjuna) who stood as tree in the courtyard of Yashoda and Nanda,the foster parents of Krishna. Yashoda often tied the mischievous child Krishna with a small pounder in the courtyard.One day,when he was tied to pounder Krishna uprooted the twin Arjuna trees with the pounder and freed the devotees with divine grace.

Gift of Shri. Kuldip Singh.

Collection

Indian Paintings

Object Type

Thanjavur painting

Material

Wood, Paints, Golden foil, Semi - precious stones, Glass pieces

Schools/Culture/Period

Thanjavur

Technique

Painting on wooden panel

Date

c. 19th Century CE

Location

South India

Dimension

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