Lord Krishna in “Stri-Vesha”

One of Lord Krishan’s many Leelas is that of “stri-Vesha”, dressing up in woman’s clothing. This can be seen in temples, songs, and paintings. Some stories say that the ‘Gopis’ exhausted by Krishan’s pranks, dressed him up as a girl to “punish him. To their surprise Krishna enjoyed it. In other stories, Radha and Krishna intentionally dress up in each other’s clothes. It’s interpreted these stories as affirming and honouring the wide diversity of gender expression and identities in Hindu thought.

Story and picture credit Hindus for Human Rights

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