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designs on the face

Postby bhaktin carol » Sun Feb 21, 2010 1:38 pm

Hare Krsna

Why are designs and flowers painted on the deity face of Krishna? Does Krishna in His Vrindavan pastimes as a youth have similar designs on His face?
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Re: designs on the face

Postby gopinath » Tue Feb 23, 2010 8:14 pm

There are 64 arts in spiritual world that are mastered by the eternal residents in order to enjoy pastimes with Krishna. Decorating a face is one of the 64 arts displayed in the spiritual world. So yes, Krishna in Vrindavan has designs and decorations on His face marked by sandalwood paste and similar other materials. Rather, each of His associates have nicely decorated faces for the pleasure of Krishna.
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Re: designs on the face

Postby Mahesh Kumar Gandhi » Tue May 04, 2010 4:57 pm

Hare Krishna !
Decorating Lord Krsna and Radhe Rani is a choice of Shraddhalu Bhakta. There are different ways to express on'es Shraddha towards Radhe Krsna.
There are so many persons roaming about in USA with Tattoos, So many ladies and gents decorating themselves at various pious occasions in Africa.
The same way Vraja Mandal has its own way of decorating Lord Krsna and Radhe Rani and their Gopas and Gopies.
While decorating Lord it is the decorator's choice. There are no rules as such, but common principles are being followed. It is kept in mind that material used in decorating does not harm my Lord and Radhe Rani's oft skin. This Bhava comes in the mind of a pure devotee, he fantasies Lord to be alive with a very subtle body.
One bhava may also be like that Lord Krsna is very powerful nothing can harm him. Depends and differs from person to person.
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