This beautifully detailed Statue depicts the eternal lovers, Radha and Krishna beneath the canopy of a tree. Krishna, the 8th avatar of Vishnu, is with his favorite gopi, Radha. Krishna is known for enchanting the gopis, with the melodies of his flute. Radha stands next to Krishna with her hips bent, synchronized with his body posture with her hips flashing out to her right with both staring into each other’s eyes. This is carved from the soft stone of Orissa by artisans whose ancestors have practiced this craft of stone carving for centuries. Hammers and chisels of various sizes and shapes, called the Muna, Patili, Martual, Thuk-Thuki and Nitana are used to bring life these life-like figures from featureless stone. Once engraved, the finishing Is done by scrapping out the extra material using a flat-edged iron tool.