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“Srila Prabhupada (our spiritual master) has called our paintings ‘windows to the spiritual world,’ “says Bhaktivedanta Book Trust artist Pariksit dasa. “That’s because we exactly follow the descriptions given in ancient India’s Vedic literature.” This painting illustrates a verse from Srimad-Bhagavatam: “Krishna’s face is decorated with ornaments, such as earrings resembling sharks. His ears are beautiful, His cheeks brilliant, and His smiling is attractive to everyone. Whoever sees Lord Krishna sees a festival. His face and body are fully satisfying for everyone to see…” (Bhag. 9.24.65).
His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada Founder-Acarya of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness