Lord Krishna has always been shown to be a god full of life and cheer. His tales of mischief and his "Leela" have echoed through generations and even Yugas. The same is depicted in this Kerala Mural where Lord Krishna performs an eternal dance, creating a spellbinding effect on beholders. The bliss on his face and pleasantness radiating through his body create a calm yet bright environment. Dating back to the 9th century, the Kerala Mural Painting art-forms were initially drawn on temple walls depicting mythological legends. Today, this enchanting mural is yours to experience and can be placed in a bedroom or a guest room.
Tales and legends say that on one certain spring evening, Lord Krishna started playing his flute on the banks of the Yamuna. Enchanted and bound by the spell of his music, all the gopis (women of Vrindavan) sneaked out of their houses to gather around him and dance all night long. This epic incident is called the Raasa Leela or the "dance of love". It depicts the eternal love between mortal beings and the immortal god. This most talked-about incident in Lord Krishna's life is depicted in this mural through vivid colours, musical instruments and the gopis in bliss. Bring the Leela into your life by placing this painting in the living room or a bedroom.
Krishna avatar is one of the purna (complete) avatars of Lord Vishnu and the tales of his life right from his birth to death have been told, read and re-read since generations. This Kerala Mural painting depicts some of the most iconic tales from his life like his compassion for animals, love for Radha, his mischief as a child and scenes of him imparting knowledge to his followers. (next para) Kerala Murals carry their own uniqueness in terms of techniques and aesthetics used. The colours used often depict the undercurrents which run through the scene- this painting highlights Krishna's skin that was so dark, it often looked blue. This painting is apt for all settings. Be they simple interiors or gradiose rooms, this picture has a life of its own to add.
The story of Mahabharata is known and read by many and is regarded as an epic. This mural depicts a famous scene during the battle between the Pandavas and Kauravas. The great warrior Arjuna falls into a moral dilemma and conflict as he has to choose between what is right and what is just. Lord Krishna being his friend, charioteer, and mentor guides him through his conflict and imparts wisdom which is popularly known today as the Bhagavat Geeta. The relevance of this text even today is evident in the feeling this painting evokes, from Arjuna's submission to Krishna's wisdom and the looming battle at the fringes, to a Lord's calm demeanour and knowledge. Bring this painting into a conference facility for a touch of tradition and a reminder to be judicious.
"Radha-Krishna" is a theme well celebrated in Hindu culture and depicts the love between Radha and Lord Krishna. But this love is not just between two people but is instead a depiction of the ultimate love between a being and its creator. Lord Krishna playing the role of a creator and Radha represents all the mortal beings in the world created by him. Their pair symbolizes the purest and ultimate form of love and hence makes a mark in many scriptures, poems and even art forms. This Kerala Mural depicts a moment from their time together along with some of the gopis. Krishna's time in Vrindavan is marked by his connection to divinity, as we see from his radiant face in the painting. Those looking to experience the bliss of this painting choose to place it along a prominent facade or on a large, well-lit wall.