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  Krishna and Radha

 

India

A giant statue of Krishna, the eighth and most popular avatar of Vishnu, with his shakti Radha, at Mangal Mahadeva near Delhi. In Hindu iconography, the consort is typically depicted on the left side of her partner, i.e. closest to his heart.

 

Whereas Krishna represents universal life energy, his consort Radha is said to embody the human soul. Here, Krishna is playing the bansuri (fig.).

 

  Krishna and Radha