Krishna and Radha, Resin, 5.5" tall
Krishna and Radha
This beautifully sculpted resin figurine is based on the romance of Radha and Krishna from Hindu literature. Krishna's relationship with his favorite "gopis" named Radha has been presented in a variety of art form. Krishna's youthful dalliances with Radha is interpreted as symbolic of the loving interplay between God and human soul. This kind of love is the highest form of devotion and is symbolically represented as the bond between the wife and husband.
Krishna is a divine being, an incarnation of the Godhead, an avatar, and he is one of the most celebrated Indian heroes of all time. He has captured the imagination and devotion of Hindus everywhere in his many forms—whether as a frolicking, mischievous child, as the lover of shepherdesses, or as the friend and wise counsellor of the mighty warrior Arjuna.
Krishna is known as the eighth incarnation of Vishnu, the Second Person of the Hindu Triad. His story is told in the Bhagavad Gita, the most popular religious work of India, composed between the fifth and second centuries b.c. and part of the great Indian epic, the Mahabharata.
According to the teachings of Hinduism, Vishnu was incarnated nine times, most notably as Rama and Krishna. Lakshmi took human form to serve as his consort in each of his incarnations. Lakshmi’s incarnations included: Sita, the faithful wife of Rama; the cow girl Radha, beloved of Krishna; and Rukmini, the princess whom Krishna later married.