Krishna is the 8 th
and the best known of the avatars of Vishnu, he himself is venerated as a god in his own right. He personifies the absolute but above all he is the embodiment of Love, he is the god of Bhakti par excellence, the total surrender to the divine..
Story: Krishna child and adolescent
Kamsa, cruel king of Mathura, murdered all of his sister Devakî's children because it was predicted that one of them would kill him. But, in due course, Vishnu allowed Krishna to be born, far from the palace and he spent a happy childhood among the herdsmen. To escape Kamsa, Krishna and his parents took refuge in the Vrindavan forest. Child Krishna is famous for his strength, his malice and his charm. He defeated many demons and Gods. As a teenager, Krishna is known for his talents as a flute player and as a seducer of pretty shepherdesses, the famous Gopî who fell madly in love with him.
Ultimately Krishna killed Kamsa and became king of Dvârkâ.
This statuette symbolizes: Krishna, child: joy in the cosmic dance.
Standing, weight resting on the left leg only, the left leg is very raised with a strong wiggle: the Pâdasvatikâ posture is very old, it expresses at the same time relaxation, joy and a great serenity as well as a great vitality.
Krishna's hair is simply tied in a bun.
Krishna dances, Krishna dances like Ganesh, Shiva: a cosmic dance that symbolizes change, the movement that keeps happening at any moment even if we don't perceive it: the face is perfectly relaxed and expresses a deep inner joy.
The position of the arms is graceful, it reveals a perfect mastery of the dance, a deep balance and a grace that can contrast with the rather massive aspect of Krishna's body.
Bala Krishna is thus represented as a chubby child, who made a good joke to his mother by stealing a lump of butter, but his face indicates a great maturity, a great serenity.
His left foot rests on a lotus bud.
The gods never touch the ground: the earth is the domain of flesh and blood beings.
: Padmapitha - the lotus symbolizes the maternal breast (origin of life), wisdom: the knowledge that leads to enlightenment, purity (and therefore the transformation that allows the expression of beauty in a marshy environment), peace.
Krishna is almost naked wearing only several richly worked belts, wrist and ankle bracelets, necklaces, armbands and earrings.