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.
Indian Miniature Paintings
Wood, Paints, Golden foil, Semi - precious stones, Glass pieces
Painting on wooden panel
c. 19th Century CE