Krishna Points Out to Balarama the Descent from the Sky of Two Chariots Carrying Celestial Weapons
Page from a dispersed series of the Bhagavata Purana (10:50)
Artist/maker unknown, Indian
After Krishna kills King Kansa, Kansa's father-in-law attacks Mathura with his own powerful army. As Krishna and Balarama await the battle, two glowing chariots descend from the sky carrying the brothers' eternal, celestial weapons-a bow and sword for Krishna, a plough for Balarama. Krishna urges his brother to mount the chariot and battle this unjust king.