Pattachitra Krishna katha with Ras Leela by National Awardee "Akshay Kumar Bariki"
Krishna, the eighth avatar of Vishnu, is considered to be a Sampoorna avatar or the complete incarnation where he manifests in the truest form. This Pattachitra describes the glorious life of Lord Krishna, which, right from the time of his birth, was truly eventful Vasudeva taking the new born across the Yamuna, under the protection of a serpent, is awe inspiring. Young Krishna killing - and liberating these souls - the demons Putana, Trinavarta, Aghasura and Bakasura is just but a small facet of his legend; protecting the residents of Gokul from a severe storm by uprooting the Govardhan Parvata (mountain or conquering Kaliya (Kalinga) serpent and making Yamuna safe; the naughty side of Krishna where he is the Makhan Chor (butter thief) or teasing Gopikas; to the Raas Leela with Radha and Gopikas which teaches us about true Bhakti there is enough to learn from his life. The centre of the Pattachitra has Krishna Raas Leela where we see Krishna with Radha, his most ardent devotee, and Gopikas.