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Dimensions of Krishna Illustrations in Madhubani
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We often see someone in our shoes. What happens when we put ourselves in the other person's shoes and see the world?

In fact, yes, Krishna is an Omni dimensional being. Each of us has our own perspective when we think of Krishna. To a mother, he may be a child; to a spiritual person, Krishna is a Guru; to a religious person, Krishna is a God; to atheists, Krishna is a playboy; and so on.

Check out the illustrations reflecting some of his dimensions in the series, illustrated in Madhubani, folk art form of Bihar, India done in partnership with Artpreneur Program
Krishna has been an enchanting music therapist for all the villagers of Vrindavan, including flora and fauna. The soulful melodies from his flute would send them into an overwhelming trance mode, leaving them forgetting about the regrets of the past and the anticipated future. Just enjoying the present; a gift from the music.
Legend has it that young Krishna and the ‘gopis' (milkmaids) of Vrindavan performed a happy and holy dance. The dance is called 'Rasleela,' and it was born out of genuine love and devotion. The holy Rasleela is said to take place every night at a mystery location near Mathura called Nidhivan, which means "forest of treasure."
A friend in need is a friend. Krishna can be counted on like 1,2,3, and he will always be there! Be it his childhood friend Sudama who needed materialistic help to meet his basic needs or his cousin Arjuna who needed the wisdom to clear his mind: he was there for them. Even when they were not explicit, he sensed their distress and came to their aid.
Vrindhavan’s women had enough of Krishna’s pranks. They teamed up to rag Krishna and made him dress like a girl. They thought of teaching him a lesson. To their surprise, Krishna enjoyed it, demanded makeup, and gracefully danced. Guess the count of the members of Krishna’s fan club now! 
With this feminine decoration, Krishna conveys an atmosphere of love, affection and play; a break from the rigidity of those who rule and comment on contemporary society.
When one can be grateful for blessings disguised as individuals coming to aid and grasp the ropes of opportunities, one begins to recognize one's inner awareness as a divinity that is the universe within each of us. One presumes the role of manifestor and is regarded as a God by oneself and others. The manifestor creates opportunities for themselves as well as for others. Krishna was that manifestor for all of them.
With a guru's responsibility, the act of selfless love, one is always guided onto the path of dharma. Whether one is an ignorant Duryodhana or a surrendering Arjuna is always a personal choice. Krishna, as a guru, was non-judgmental and impartial. He took on both of his disciples' karma. After the Kurukshetra conflict, he got cursed by Gandhari and 
blessed by Pandavas.
In the eyes of the villagers, Krishna was a prankster. He knew no bounds to his pranks, and some cost them their survival. In Mathura, the villagers carried butter in earthen pots across the river every week to pay taxes. Their earthen pieces were attacked on their way and went empty-handed to the tax collectors. It was one of his games to attract the attention of the cruel Kansa. ​​​​​​​Despite all the tricks he played on the people, everyone still loved him because he was in perfect harmony with them and all life around him.
Yudhishthira invited the Kings of India to a ceremony. All were eager to help in the preparations for the spectacular event. After the feast, Krishna, the king of distant Dwaraka, had no choice but to clean the dishes. Everyone assured him that the cleaning would be done by the staff rather than King Krishna.
Most people considered cleaning the dirty dishes a menial task, fit only for humble servants. That was not the case with Krishna; he felt it was his duty to do his part. He became a nobody first to be a dishwasher later.
Krishna's love outside of a relationship with Radha was seamless, without a social contract, free of expectations and respected boundaries. The boundless and non-reciprocal love of Radha filled the heart of Krishna. While Krishna enchants the world, Radha enchants Krishna. They are the epitome of eternal love.
Krishna was well aware that the affection of the Gopis for him was purely lustful. One of his leelas (game) was to steal their robes while bathing to awaken the gopis. For the gopis' who experienced the game, lust turned into devoted love. 
For an outsider, it is just a playboy show. 
Toddler Krishna and his cowherd buddies sneaked into the houses of Vrindavan to steal butter. After Krishna was caught red-handed, the residents approached Yashoda with their complaints. 
Stern Yashoda appeared before Krishna, but Krishna's embrace and loving words made all her doubts and anger disappear in an instant. She proceeded to give him butter! Yashoda's affection for his foster son remained unaffected by any complaint.
An army of demons, including Bakasura, was sent to murder Krishna by Kansa. Bakasura transformed himself into a bird and waited for Krishna to fight. When the time came, the bird began to peck furiously at Krishna. When Krishna pulled apart the bird's sharp beak, it killed Bakasura. Demons, demigods, snakes, and even sea creatures were unable to harm him. He showed the world that he was an extraordinary vand invincible warrior on land, sea, or air.
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