The scent of fresh garlands and intimate bonds of the youthful which enchant
even the hermits are the two principal images of the verse. There is of course
the refrain, "nrtyati yuvati janena..."
In the painting, Radha and the sakhi are restricted to one corner. Creepers and
scented flowers fall over them. The pictorial counterpart of the refrain
occupies the center. Krsna embraces one gopi, the others, in groups of three,
watch with enchantment. The spiked trees, the blossoming trees are repeated. The
artist omits reference to fresh garlands and instead concentrates on the phrase,"munimanasamapi mohana karini."
Kama, hidden amongst the branches of trees, darts his arrows at a narrow panel
comprising three hermits who are enamoured by the two standing beauties. In the
fourth area several domestic scenes are recreated to evoke the mood of Spring.
The colors are vivid, along with an effective use of white. The movement of all
the branches and the foliage is directed to the right, thus suggesting the