Govardhanlalji – An array of reverence

An array of reverence

Govardhanlalji has been one of the most revered Tilkayats of all time. His enormous popularity amongst the devotees led to a huge in demand for his portraits which the devotees took back home to worship. The painters of Nathdwara painted these portraits in various poses and sizes. Each portrait would be valued based on its intricacy and quality of work. The prices ranged from the most economical, targeting the common man, to a substantial sum for the wealthy.

Today, we find such signed and unsigned paintings in the temple-rooms of homes where they are revered. These paintings range from the highly intricate, where attention was paid to the minutest of detail, to those that are typical, bold and associated with speedy work.