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Title

Birth of Krishna's brother, Balarama

circa 1830s

Artists

Unknown Artist

No image
  • Details

    Other Title
    illustration to the Bhagavata Purana
    Place where the work was made
    Himachal Pradesh India
    Cultural origin
    Kangra or Guler
    Date
    circa 1830s
    Media category
    Drawing
    Materials used
    ink on paper
    Dimensions
    24.5 x 27.0 cm
    Credit
    Gift of Dr Jim Masselos 2022
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    41.2022
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  • About

    The beloved Hindu god Krishna was born a prince, but a prophecy foretold that his uncle Kamsa, the demon king of Mathura, would be challenged by a nephew. Kamsa then ordered the deaths of all of his sister’s sons. Six babies were killed but the seventh, Balarama the brother of Krishna was miraculously saved.

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 1 publication