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  Govinda (Gopala)

 

India

Govinda and Gopala are epithets for Krishna when he is described or portrayed as a youthful cowherd. In this bronze statue, he is represented playing the bansuri (fig.), a bamboo flute of which he is a master, and in companionship of a cow.