Krishna, Sanskrit Kṛṣṇa
, one of the most widely revered and most popular of all Indian divinities, worshipped as the eighth incarnation (avatar, or avatara) of the Hindu god Vishnu
and also as a supreme god in his own right.
Vedic writings say that Krishna has a stunningly beautiful spiritual form (Krishna means "all-attractive")
, He plays a flute
, His complexion is like a dark rain cloud
, He wears peacock feathers
in His long, black, curly hair, the soles of His feet are decorated with auspicious symbols, His voice is like rumbling thunder, and a unique gem-Kaustubha-
hangs around His neck, along with a garland
of ever-fresh flowers, attracting bees humming Vedic hymns
In this painting Krishnan is having a lovely time with his wife Bama swinging in a beautiful Unjal.
Om Dhamodharaya Vidhmahe
Rukmani Vallabhay Dheemahe
Thanno Krishna Prachodayath
Unjal Krishnan - Thanjavur Paintings are made on canvases (wooden plank with layer of cloth). The cloth is then evenly coated with a paste of limestone and a binding medium and let to dry. The artist then draws a detailed sketch of the painting on the canvas. A paste, made of limestone and a binding medium, is used to create 3D effect in embellishing and ornamenting the theme using a brush. Gold leaves and gems of varied hues are used in selected areas like pillars, arches, thrones, dresses, etc. The shine and glean of the gold leaves used by the Thanjavur style paintings last forever. Finally, colours are applied on the sketch. Standard wooden frame is used to house the paintings.
Unjal Krishnan beautiful paintings can be kept in the Pooja room. This painting can be gifted for Marriage and Birthday functions as well. It is believed joy comes to the family when Krishna's collection of paintings is kept at home.