سبک بر داشت آن کوه گران را
چو ماه نو بر انگشت آسمان را
Lightly he lifted that heavy mountain /
Like the sky aloft on the new moon’s finger.
(Lala Hakim Chand “Nudrat”, 1750s, Thanesar, in a famous double allusion to Krishna’s lifting Govardhan and the shaqq al-qamar)
( selection and translation by Prashant Keshavmurthy)
Painting by Miskin in The Met
Krishna Holds Up Mount Govardhan to Shelter the Villagers of Braj”, Folio from a Harivamsa (The Legend of Hari (Krishna))