Krishna Darshan Art Gallery
What we offer here is a collection of photographs of Krishna Deities and paintings or prints of Lord Krishna and His associates. Going through these many images can help us meditate on the pastimes of Sri Krishna or invoke higher states of devotion and spiritual consciousness by viewing and becoming absorbed in these pictures and prints. These are free the way they are and can be downloaded for personal use, and there is a wide variety of both high or low resolutions.
Additional Prints or photographs of Deities of Lord Vishnu and Lakshmidevi, Lord Narasimha, Lord Ramachandra and Sita and Hanuman, Shiva and Durga, Kali, Ganesh, Murugan, and others, can be viewed through the link at the bottom of the page.
There are four sections arranged on this page. Section One consists of the photographs, some of which are rare, of beautiful Deities from around the world. Section Two contains prints or paintings of the Deities in temples where photography is not allowed. Section Three contains paintings and prints of Sri Krishna in various playful pastimes. These are all set up so that you can go through all the photos one at a time like a slide show by clicking on the "next" button at the bottom of each page, or simply view the ones you want. Section Four are a few rare prints of Lord Chaitanya.
NOTICE: These photos and prints are not offered for sale, but anyone can view them or download them onto their own computer.
Photographs of Beautiful Krishna Deities From Around the World
This is a small portion of the large collection of photos that I have of various beautiful Deities of Lord Krishna from around the world. Such Deities appear in most major temples, and some are quite significant. These photos are also especially nice for one's spiritual inspiration. The Deity is the Lord's special mercy to allow us to meditate on His spiritual form, even if we do not have the qualifications to see the spiritual atmosphere as yet. To observe the Deities in the temple, and allow ourselves to be seen by the Deity, is an exchange called darshan. Through this means, we also engage our mind and senses in focusing on the Supreme. Such darshan is totally unique to India for there is no other experience like it found in any Western religion.
The Deities are most often made from either marble or brass, but other materials are used as well. They are made and prepared according to the standards and descriptions found in the Vedic references, called the Shilpashastras. Then they are installed in a ceremony which calls for their Lordships to appear within the Deities. However, what really calls the Divine to come forth and appear as the Deity in the temple or reciprocate with us is simply our devotion and love. When one exhibits love for God, the Divine can appear anywhere.
Even though we may not be going to a temple right now, we can still have the darshan of the Supreme through seeing these photographs of the Deities. Even in these photos listed below you can see the Divine and awaken your devotion. And with that devotion, the Lord also sees you. [Just click on the photo numbers to see the photos.]
--Click Here for a set of miniature altar photos. These contain sets of portable altar photos with the Parampara of the Gaudiya gurus below a photo or photos of the Deities of Vrindavana, namely Gaura-Nitai, Krishna Balarama, and Radha-Syamasundara, or a larger photo of Radha-Syamasundara. These have been scanned at high resolution, so they may load slow, but once downloaded to your computer, they can be enlarged and printed to the size you want, or folded and taken with you wherever you go. .Photos of Syamananda's Radha Shyamasundara of Vrindavana, India Photos of Radha Shyamasundara at Iskcon, Vrindavana Photos of Krishna-Balarama at Iskcon, Vrindavana, India The original Madan-Mohan at Karauli, India Lord Vitthal, or Panduranga, & Rukmini, Pandharpur Radha-Gopinatha and Sri Gopal at Chowpatty, Mumbai, India Radha-Rasabihari at Iskcon, Mumbai, India Sita-Rama, Lakshmana & Hanuman at Mumbai Radha-Radhanatha at Durban, South Africa Radha-Kunjabihari in flower outfit at Detroit Krishna as Sri Nathji at Detroit Radha-Krishna as Kishora-Kishori in Chicago Rare photos of Balaji, or Venkateshvara, Tirupati, India, and Padmavati Close ups of Sri Sri Radha-Kunjabihari, Detroit Close ups of Sri Sri Radha-Kalachandji, Dallas Beautiful Radha-Krishna Deities once in Cleveland Old photo of the Radha-Krishna Deities in Los Angeles Radha-Damodar on the bus and at Gita-Nagari Old Photo of Radha-Vrindavanchandra at New Vrindavan, West Virginia Radha-Vrindavanchandra on new altar, New Vrindavan Beautiful Radha-Krishna Deities at Philadelphia The Radha-Krishna Deities at Montreal Krishna and Balarama at Vrindavana, India Sri Sri Radha-Madan Mohan at Washington, DC Sita-Rama, Lakshmana & Hanuman at Washington, DC Lord Alarnatha (Vishnu) at Alarnath (Bentpur), India Four great photos of Madhvacharya's Krishna Deity at Udupi, India Another view of the beautiful Radha-Krishna Deities at Los Angeles Photos of the Deities at Sri Rangam, South India Lord PanaNarasimha, at Mangalagiri, India Lord Chennekeshava at Belur, India Budhanilkantha, Vishnu, at Kathmandu, Nepal. A view of Lakshmi-Narayanana at the Gita Mandir, Mathura, India Lord Krishna and His pastime parents, Vasudeva and Devaki, Gokul The Deities at the Radha-Gokulananda temple, Vrindavana Radha-Gopinatha at Vrindavana Photos of the self-manifested Deity of Radharamana Lord Krishna as Nanda Kumar, Vrindavana Sita-Rama, Lakshmana & Hanuman, New Delhi The beautiful Deities of Radha-ParthaSarathi, New Delhi The beautiful Deities Sri Sri Krishna and Balarama, Vrindavana. The most lovely Deities Sri Sri Radha-Shyamasundar, Vrindavana. A photo of the Gopinatha Deity in Jaipur, India A view of the whole altar of Gopinatha with Radha in Jaipur Several views of Radha-Govinda in Jaipur, India A close up of Radha Govinda in Jaipur Two views of Tota Gopinatha in Jagannatha Puri, India A view of the several Deities on the Radha Damodar altar, Vrindavana A close up of Radha Damodar in Vrindavana A view of Radha Damodar in Their night clothes Here is the view of the original Radha Damodar Deities now in Jaipur A view of a Venkateshvara Deity A small Vishnu Deity with His consorts, Bhudevi and Sridevi A close up of the beautiful Vishnu Deity Close ups of Sri Sri Radha-Kunjabihari on Radhastami in a flower outfit The Deity of Ranchor Raya of Dakor, Gujarat The Kshira-chora-gopinatha Deities The beautiful Sri Sri Radha Krishna Deities in Iskcon Tirupati Two photos of the beautiful Vishnu Deity at Melkote of Tiru Narayana Three photos of the beautiful Deities of Sri Sri Radha Govindaji in Jaipur The beautiful bright metal Deities of Sri Sri Radha Krishna of Iskcon Bangalore The Beautiful Deities of Sri Sri Krishna Balarama at Iskcon Bangalore Here are the beautiful Deities of Sri Sri Radha-Shyamasundara in the Iskcon temple of Alachua, Florida. The lovely Deities of Sri Sri Rukmini-Dwarkadish in the Los Angeles Iskcon temple A lovely photo of Lord Dwarakadish a Temple in Saiharikshetra, Aptaphata, Karnala, Dist. Raigad, India. Twelve lovely photos of the incredibly jeweled utsava or small festival Deities of Tirumala A small but lovely and detailed deity of Krishna made of white marble The Radha Madhava Deities in Jaipur, India Hari Dev at Manasi Ganga Badrinatha Deities at Badrinatha Two views of the Dauji (Balarama) Deity, south of Mathura Two rare views of Lord Jagannatha, Balarama and Lady Subhadra, at Jagannatha Puri
This section contains a few prints of the Deities in various temples wherein photography is not allowed. Thus, such prints are often the only way to have a visual assistance of what the Deity looks like.
More Beautiful Paintings of Lord Krishna for Your Meditation
Paintings of Krishna-lila, or the pastimes of Lord Krishna, are done in many different styles, often depending on what part of India they are found. They can be done on silk or cloth, canvas, on paper, thin pieces of marble, and they used to be done on thin slices of ivory before it was banned. Each of these mediums will provide the artists a certain level of refinement for details. Miniatures especially are often small paintings, but quite detailed. To get such details, the artist may even have to use a brush with a single bristle. The colors are often natural, made from various herbs or crushed and powdered precious or semi-precious stones. The mood of the painting is usually determined by the elements included in the painting, which are often based on pastimes described in the Vedic scriptures, or on the inspiration and devotion of the artist. The point is to invoke the same mood of devotion or inspiration in the viewer who simply sees or meditates on the painting and the mood therein. The following paintings are examples of some of these different mediums, and various moods and inspiration. I hope you will enjoy this little collection.A miniature of Krishna & His friends observing Holi A miniature of Krishna caring for the cows with Radha A lovely print of Lord Krishna as Sri Nathji Radha & Krishna on a swing Another jeweled painting, Krishna as Sri Nathji A beautiful landscape with Krishna & Sri Nathji An older painting of Sri Krishna as Sri Nathji A beautiful miniature painting of Lord Krishna A lovely miniature painting of Sri Radharani Krishna giving Srimate Radharani a ring Beautiful picture of Radha & Krishna in a swing Radha & Krishna dancing together Radharani embracing Lord Krishna Lord Krishna, the essence of devotional meditation Baby Krishna being held by Mother Yasoda Young Krishna with His flute Baby Krishna with a parrot Krishna playing His flute Sri Sri Radha & Krishna Another of Sri Sri Radha & Krishna Sri Sri Radha & Krishna Sri Sri Radha & Krishna dancing Radha & Krishna wearing a beautiful green outfit Sri Sri Radha & Krishna Sri Krishna with the cows Lord Krishna celebrating Holi with His friends and relatives Lord Krishna with His flute Lord Krishna lifting Govardhan Hill Srimati Radharanai and Sri Krishna at night Another of Lord Krishna with His flute Lord Krishna standing in His three-fold bending form Lord Krishna with His cows Lord Krishna in the forests of Vrindavana A painting of the Rasa-lila on a large hanging cloth A painting on cloth of the Rasa-lila dance on black cloth with gold accents A multi-colored painting on cloth of the Rasa-lila dance Another view of the Rasa-lila framed by smaller paintings of Krishna as Sri Nathji This shows Krishna as He expands nine times in the scenes of the painting A beautiful print of Lord Krishna celebrating Holi with His friends Sri Sri Radha & Krishna playing a board game Sri Sri Radha & Krishna associating with Their assistants Sri Sri Radha & Krishna on a swing in the spiritual world A close up of Lord Krishna's face, the ultimate object of meditation A beautiful Mother Yasoda holding Baby Krishna Beautiful Young Krishna and a calf Krishna as Giridhari, the lifter of Govardhana Hill Lord Krishna explaining Bhagavad-gita to Arjuna A close up of Krishna explaining Bhagavad-gita to Arjuna Lord Krishna as Partha Sarathi, the chariot driver of Arjuna Krishna as Partha Sarathi, driving Arjuna's chariot into war Krishna with His friends, the cowherd boys (gopas) and girls (gopis) Krishna with Radha being served by the gopis Another view of Lord Krishna and Radha being served by Their intimate servants, the gopis Lord Krishna and Radha being served by the gopis Krishna in a boat with Radha and the gopis The pastime of the Rasalila, Krishna dancing with His topmost servants, the gopis Sri Sri Radha and Krishna together Sri Sri Radha and Krishna Sri Sri Radha and Krishna Sri Sri Radha and Krishna on a boat ride Sri Sri Radha and Krishna dancing together Sri Sri Radha and Krishna on a swing Sri Sri Radha and Krishna on a swing surrounded by the gopis Radha and Krishna sitting together Radha and Krishna in an intertwining embrace Krishna as a Deity Krishna as a Deity Radha and Krishna standing as Deities A miniature painting of Radha and Krishna Krishna with flute surrounded with flowers A beautiful close up of Krishna with His flute A close up of the Deity of Radharani Krishna and the choice between Krishna and material life A view of Lord Krishna exhibiting His universal form to Arjuna Another view of Lord Krishna's universal form Several prints of Sri Nathji in various outfits. Krishna offering a flower to a cow Sri Sri Radha and Krishna standing with a nearby peacock A classic pose of Radha and Krishna standing near a cow A close up of Srimate Radharani gazing at Sri Krishna A classic pose of Lord Krishna with His flute standing near a cow Another view of Krishna with a cow A beautiful close up view of a youthful Krishna with His flute Another beautiful print of a close up of a youthful Krishna with His flute A beautiful close up Lord Krishna with His flute Radha with Krishna making a flower garland A miniature style painting of Radha and Krishna on a swing Another miniature of Radha and Krishna Swinging A miniature of Radha and Krishna meeting in the woods A miniature of the classic pose of Radha and Krishna holding the flute near a cow A miniature of Radha and Krishna embracing in Divine Love Baby Krishna being held by Mother Yasoda Mother Yasoda seeing the Universal form in Baby Krishna's mouth Lord Krishna and His brother Lord Balarama taking butter form the storage jars Krishna lifting Govardhan Hill protecting the Vrindavana residents Lord Krishna showing Arjuna His universal form Krishna and Radha dancing together Srimati Radharani and Sri Krishna relaxing together A beautiful print of Krishna in His threefold bending form A beautiful view of Krishna with a peacock background A rare view of Baby Krishna with Vishnu in the background A lovely miniature painting of Sri Krishna And Radha being served by the gopis A miniature painting of Sri Krishna and Radha with the gopis A classic miniature painting of Sri Krishna taking the clothes of the gopis as their husband A miniature of Krishna with a cow and a line of gopis A miniature of Krishna hiding from the gopis at night A miniature painting of Krishna taking Rukmini as His bride A miniature painting of Radha and Krishna with gopis in a storm A miniature of Lord Krishna with many people in a town Miniature painting of Sri Krishna dancing on the hoods of the Kaliya serpent Miniature painting of Krishna celebrating the Holi festival A lovely painting of Lord Krishna in the Manipur style of the Rasa-lila dance A painting of Lord Krishna presenting Radharani with pearls Krishna weighing Radharani in equal amount in jewels Painting showing Krishna lifting Govardhana Hill amongst the gopis Sri Sri Radha and Krishna dancing as peacocks Srimati Radharani feeding Krishna sweets Srimati Radharani with Krishna's sacred flute Krishna as a gopi serving Radharani Sri Krishna approaching Radharani Sri Krishna stopping the gopis to collect the tax of a kiss A lovely painting of Radha and Krishna on a swing while served by the gopis A print of Sri Sri Radha Krishna smiling with a sunset as a backdrop A black & white print of Krishna holding His flute while a parrot sits on it
A lovely view of Lord Krishna with His flute giving blessings to allA view of Sri Sri Radha and Krishna together Baby Krishna teasing His mother Yashoda The classic view of Lord Krishna standing with His flute next to a cow, His favorite animal A beautiful miniature painting of Sri Sri Radha Krishna on a golden swing done on silk A lovely miniature painting of Lord Krishna on a thin marble sheet An unusual print of Baby Krishna in black & white with some color A beautiful print of Sri Sri Radha Krishna in black and white with some color A lovely view of Sri Sri Radha and Krishna standing together A very sweet and rare painting of a smiling Krishna holding a parrot
A close up of young KrishnaRadha and Krishna sheltering Themselves from the rain
Sri Radha seeing the reflection of Krishna in the mirrorSri Krishna painting Srimati Radharani's hand Sri Krishna adorning Sri Radha's hair with flowers
Sri Krishna with a dancing RadhaSri Sri Radha and Krishna relaxing together
A lovely close up of a beautiful Lord Krishna
A lovely Radha standing alone amongst the treesSrimati Radharani served by Her sakhis Krishna Print # 145 Krishna and the cowherd boys refuse to give pearls to Radharani and the gopis
Sri Krishna tries to appease Srimati Radharani, the Queen of VrindavanaSri Krishna continues to try and appease Srimati Radharani The gopis and sakhis rejoice at the union of Sri Sri Radha and Krishna Sri Sri Radha and Krishna on a swing while served by their sakhis and friends Sri Sri Radha and Krishna standing under a tree near the Yamuna River Krishna and Radha with some gopis in a kund Sri Krishna and Sri Radha on a swing, as seen in a painting on the wall next to Radha Kund Srimati Radharani gently leaning against Sri Krishna Radha and Krishna both holding His flute Krishna standing in the woods with with His flute and a cow, and a close up print below A lovely print of Radha and Krishna with a cow with a white background Sri Krishna reclining with His flute in His hand Lord Krishna massaging the feet of Sri Radha
Sri Sri Radha and Krishna sitting togetherSri Krishna begging from Srimati Radha and the gopis disguised as Lord Shiva Sri Krishna combing Srimati Radharani's hair while in the groves of Vrindavana Sri Krishna and Srimati Radharani sitting on a couch in the groves of Vrindavana Close up of Srimati Radharani sitting on a couch, Sri Krishna is out of sight on the left Sri Radha and Krishna engaged in musical pastimes in the groves of Vrindavana Two beautiful close ups of Srimat Radharani Lord Krishna Being fed by Srimati Radharani amongst Their gopi friends A close up of a very beautiful blue complexioned Lord Krishna A most colorful view of Lord Krishna with His flute and a cow A high quality high resolution print of Sri Sri Radha and Krishna together, sitting on a couch A different view of Arjuna praying to Lord Krishna in the cosmos Sri Sri Radha-Krishna in the rays of Krishna's effulgence Sri Sri Radha-Krishna and Their confidential servants Baby Krishna and His blue brilliance Sri Krishna looking at Srimati Radharani while she is holding pots on Her head Srimati Radharani gazing at Krishna while He plays His flute Srimati Radharani kneeling next to Lord Krishna Close up of Radha and Krishna with flute Lord Krishna dancing with His closest devotees in the Rasa Lila A lovely view of Mother Yasoda leaning over Baby Krishna The beautiful pair of Krishna and His brother Balarama Baby Krishna floating on Peacock feathers in the universe A classic view of Krishna as Arjuna's charioteer Krishna leaning against a tree with Radha
Srimati Radharani giving blessingsA classic view of Mother Yashoda with baby Krishna and Balarama A lovely closeup of Radha and Krishna Krishna putting flowers in Radharani's hair (high rsolution) Radha and Krishna at a lake in the evening moonlight (high resolution)
Some Beautiful and Rare Prints of Lord Chaitanya
Lord Chaitanya was the most recent incarnation of God, and appeared in the place of Mayapur about 500 years ago. He was a covered incarnation in that He appeared in the form of His own devotee to show the process of devotional service, especially for this age of Kali-yuga. Because of that, He did not so clearly reveal Himself as a descended form of God. Nonetheless, His life and teachings were well documented by His followers. These prints exhibit some of that life and the ideal mood of love that He displayed for Lord Krishna.
A beautiful print of Lord Caitanya in ecstatic thought of Lord Krishna A view of the Pancha Tattva, or Lord Chaitanya and His associates A beautiful and rare print of Lord Caitanya holding the Deity of Lord Jagannatha Lord Chaitanya worshiping Lord Jagannatha, Lord Balarama, and Lady Subhadra Lord Chaitanya holding japa beads in meditation on Lord Krishna's holy names Lord Chaitanya and Lord Nityananda dancing to the Kirtana of the holy names of Lord Krishna The Deity of Lord Chaitanya that belonged to and was worshiped by Srimati Vishnupriya Another beautiful version of the Pancha-tattva Lord Chaitanya kneeling in front of Sri Sri Radha and Krishna Beautiful color photos of the newly installed Deities of Lord Chaitanya in Pancha-tattva in Mayapur A close up print of Lord Jagannatha, Balarama and Subhadra as They appear in Jagannatha Puri. The lovely bright metal Deities of Gauranga and Nitai of Iskcon Bangalore Sri Chaitanya as Lord Krishna with Jagannatha Puri in the background Sri Chaitanya in the front of Lord Krishna, Lord Sri Rama, and Lord Narayana Lord Nityananda and Lord Chaitanya with Sri Sri Radha Krishna in the background Lord Chaitanya in the Pancha Tattva Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu going through the forest at Jarikhanda Another view of Sri Chaitanya as seen in a painting at His sitting place next to Shyama Kund Sri Chaitanya holding a deity of Lord Krishna
Lord Chaitanya and Lord Nityananda in front of Radha and KrishnaDeities of Sri Nityananda and Sri Chaitanya that were carved in Ekachakra, the birthplace of Nityananda Sri Chaitanya, in a golden complexion, crying in the mood of Srimati Radharani in separation of Lord Krishna Sri Nityananda and Sri Chaitanya as They appear in Vrindavana, Iskcon A print of Sri Chaitanya in a typical pose of Him dancing in kirtana A close up of Sri Chaitanya crying in spiritual ecstasy Lord Chaitanya seeing His spiritual or emotional reflection as Sri Radha in the water A unique view of Lord Chaitanya chanting japa on beads Another view of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu shedding tears of ecstasy while holding a Deity of Krishna Sri Chaitanya dancing with Lord Jagannatha on His cart Lord Nityananda and Lord Chaitanya dancing in ecstasy to the sounds of the chanting of the holy names
Here is Lord Chaitanya, Gauranga, seen with Lord Krishna in His heart.Sri Chaitanya with effulgence Sri Chaitanya meditating on a close Lord Krishna Lord Chaitanya dancing with the animals in the Jarikhanda forest Lord Chaitanya instructing Rupa Goswami Lord Chaitanya embracing a Deity of Lord Krishna Lord Jagannatha, Balarama and Lady Subhadra in front of the temple at Puri, with Lord Krishna Old print of Lord Chaitanya and Lord Nityananda (black & white) An old Iskcon painting of the Pancha-tattva, Lord Chaitanya and His associates An evening view of Lord Chaitanya's sankirtan party This is a portrait of Lord Chaitanya that was commissioned by His contemporary, King Prataparudra
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