Krishna Exacts a Toll from the Milkmaids: Dana-Lila, from a Bhagavata Purana

c. 1600
Page: 21.6 x 29.2 cm (8 1/2 x 11 1/2 in.)
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A red quadrangle offsets the blue-skinned god Krishna.

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Krishna can be seen here teasing the girls who bring pots of milk and yogurt to the Brahmin priests. Thinking it a waste of time to feed the Brahmins, Krishna waylays them, pretending to be the owner of the land where they are walking. He threatens to topple their pots if they don’t pay him a toll. An exasperated cow herder follows.
Krishna Exacts a Toll from the Milkmaids: Dana-Lila, from a Bhagavata Purana

Krishna Exacts a Toll from the Milkmaids: Dana-Lila, from a Bhagavata Purana

c. 1600

Northwestern India, Rajasthan, Rajput Kingdom of Bikaner

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