The Rasa Dance art print by Vishnudas Art. Our art prints are produced on acid-free papers using archival inks to guarantee that they last a lifetime without fading or loss of color. All art prints include a 1" white border around the image to allow for future framing and matting, if desired.
Radha and Krishna are seen here dancing in the center at the onset of the Rasa dance with the Ashta-Sakhis (8 principle gopis [cowherding girls]). In... more
Radha and Krishna are seen here dancing in the center at the onset of the Rasa dance with the Ashta-Sakhis (8 principle gopis [cowherding girls]). In the center He dances with his most beloved consort Srimati Radharani. From Vedic literature it appears that when a theatrical actor dances among many dancing girls, the group-dance is called a Rasa dance. When Krishna saw the full moon night of the autumn Sarat season, He decorated Himself with various seasonal flowers, especially the mallika flowers, which are very fragrant. He remembered the gopis' (the village cowherd girls) prayers to goddess Katyayani, wherein they prayed for Krishna to be their husband.
He thought that the full moon night of the Sarat season was just suitable for a nice dance. So their desire to have Krishna as their husband would then be fulfilled. When Krishna, the supreme enjoyer, desired to enjoy the company of the gopis on that full moon night of the autumn season, exactly at that very moment,...
About Vishnudas Art
I have had many teachers of art within the last 40+ years as I've evolved with my visions. My paintings have become more of a consequence of meditation rather than the result of sensual stimulation as we find an abundance of in the art world today. So I can say that these paintings are the outcome of my visions, which are important to me, not simply fanciful imaginations.
I base my work on the descriptions found in Vedic and Vaishnava scripture. I study, the visions come, I meditate, I draw, then paint. It is nothing mystical to me, but the mystery may lie more in this and my previous life's history, as is with each one of us. The mystical realm that some are fearless to tread involves asking such questions as: why have we come to this...