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Krishna raises Mt. Govardhan to shelter inhabitants from wrathful Indra's storm. Jaipur, circa 1880. Gouche and gold on wasli. 35 x 24.8cm

The villagers of Mt Govardhan's Gokul incurred Indra's wrath bydoing asKrishna daid by giving thanks to the mountain rather than Indra for bringing rains. Indra's response was to send a deluge to drown them and their cattle, but Krishna raised the mountain on a single finger to provide them shelter.

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