Krishna Outwits the Hindu God Brahma, from a History of the Lord (Bhagavata Purana) manuscript

The four-headed god Brahma, who is seen riding a swan at the upper left, has caused a herd of cows to disappear. Krishna, standing at the river’s edge, has replicated the cows and hid them so that even Brahma cannot find them.

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