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Krishna returning at dusk with cowherds after grazing cows

This Indian miniature painting from Bundi, Rajasthan depicts Krishna, the cowherd God, bringing home his cows at dusk, along with other cowherds, while the gopis wait eagerly on the balconies to catch a glimpse of their beloved lover. This moment is so filled with beauty and sweetness that the gods appear on the scene. The theme of Krishna’s return home with his cows in the evening is very popular with artists. This painting depicts a moment that has fired the imagination of Rajasthani and Pahari artists powerfully. This beautiful painting from Bundi, India, is an excellent specimen of the art of miniature painting that flourished in Rajasthan and the northern hill states of India.