|Gopika Vastraharan in Indian Art |
The Bhagavata Purana has an episode of how mischievous Krishna hides away all the clothes of girls bathing in the river. The episode provides a lot of fodder for poets, artists and devotees and is an integral part of the Hindu experience.
Here is a collection of pictures culled from our collection that depict the episode of the girls begging Krishna to return their clothes.
Krishna stealing the clothes of his female companions
The Gopika-Vastraharana episode
Gopika Vastrapaharana (The Stealing of Clothes)
Painting shows Krishna climbing a tree with the clothes of bathing girls
Naked Women asking Krishna for their Clothes
Krishna from Gunavante chariot
Ladies Pleading for Clothes
Detail from a South Indian painting, Mysore
Detail from a Mysore Traditional Painting, Mysore
Detail from a painting by Shubharaya
Detail from a miniature painting, Partakali Math, Goa
Krishna Climbs a Tree after Stealing Women's Clothes
Gopika Vastraharan as depicted in a Gokarn temple sculpture
The Clothes Thief
Girls bathing in the river begging Krishna to return their clothes.
First Created: Friday, June 5, 2009
Last Updated: 6/28/2009 8:49:23 PM