The rectangular painting is vertically divided into three sections. The middle section, narrower than the other two, has Radha & Krishna standing on a lotus pedestal. Lost in each other's love, they are oblivious to the sakhis standing with a fan and flywhisk, waving them with respect. The artist paints the lotus pond in the foreground in black, perhaps, for chromatic effect.
The two side sections have the rasa-mandala imagery. What sets the two apart are the middle circular spaces. The left one shows the inseparable brothers, Krishna and Balarama, their contrasting bodies, in a gesture of unity. The middle of the right rasa-mandala depicts Krishna lifting mount Govardhana on his little finger. The petal look-alike of the mandala shows each gopi with Krishna. The rasa dance is a completely spiritual performance. Krishna, the supreme mystic expanded himself in many forms & stood beside each gopi.
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