6 Headless Baby Krishna – Aminta Kilawan-Narine-15smapy

Headless Baby Krishna. Many of the items used in worship get broken by wave and water action. This depicts what happened after a worshipper with the best of intentions, left the murthi (sculpture of Hindu deity) at Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge in New York City. It is said that at midnight on Janamashtami, baby Krishna, who is depicted in this murthi, was born and travelled across the Yamuna River in order to help Mother Earth bear the burden of the sins of the tyrannical leaders of the world. This murthi was found by the photographer Hemma Kilawan, during a cleanup organized by Indo-Caribbean Hindus in the New York City area. Photo credit: Hemma Kilawan

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