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Krishna and the gopas returning at dusk after grazing cattle

The theme of this miniature painting from India is taken from Bhagavata Purana, the most popular of all Indian puranas. The painting is a study of Krishna and the gopas returning home with their herds in the evening, just before nightfall. The gopis wait anxiously on the balconies of their houses to see Krishna, who is playing on his flute. This painting in the Nurpur kalam, captures in art one of the favorite scenes of Pahari artists.