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Legend says when Krishna’s great-grandson Vajranabh asked his Grandmother, Krishna looked like, being the daughter-in-law of Krishna, describes his features. According to that, Vajranabha sculpts three sculptures, one has Krishna’s resemblance at the feet, one has the resemblance of Krishna’s breastplate and the other has the features of Krishna’s face. Which is now called Vajrakrit, which it currently enshrined in Jaipur.

The sculpture was excavated in Vrindavan as per chaitanyaprabhu’s directions and it later was brought to Jaipur by Raja Sawai Jai Singh. As this sculpture came from Vrindavan, Lady Radha has become his chief consort in this temple. The three separate sculptures were enshrined in different temples, one at Swaminarayan Temple of Dholera, Gujarat; called Madan Mohan. It used to be in Vrindavan Tempe, which was built more than 5000 years ago by Vajranabha. But the sculpture was hidden during the invasions.

 When the sculpture was discovered in the 16th century by Advaita Acharya, a companion of Chaitanyaprabhu; under a banyan tree. It was initially brought to Rajasthan along with the Govind Dev by Raja Sawai Jai Sing II, but the latter went to Karoli by Raja Gopal Singh,. and the other sculpture is called Gopinath, enshrined at Mathura. However, these three sculptures now stand as a jigsaw puzzle for humanity as to find God everywhere in the embodiment. And it also stands as a living legend of Krishna’s existence.

-Viswanath Venkat Dasari.

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