Posted on: 21 January 2015

Navagunjara, a Universal Form of Krishna
ca. 1835
India (Rajasthan, Jodhpur[?])
Opaque watercolor, ink, and gold on paper

This colored drawing depicts a rare form of Krishna, Navagunjara, consisting of nine (nava) animal parts. In the Mahabharata, the Navagunjara form of Krishna (an avatar of Vishnu) appears to Arjuna after he has thrown down his weapons before the god. The painting is on European laid paper with an 1830 watermark of Waterman and Sons.

© The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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Splendid being x

It is an unique art traditionally painted in orissa. particularly by palm leaf artists..

Fantastic. Jai Shri Krishna


Arjuna bows to Navagunjara, depicted here with the head of Jagannath, the Odishan form of Vishnu-Krishna. - Wiki

Wow! Splendid indeed....

Thank u S


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