Krishna Returns to the Gopis, from a History of the Lord (Bhagavata Purana) manuscript

Having longed for him incessantly, the cowherds (gopis) are so delighted to see Krishna that they remove their outer garments to make a seat for him and anoint this seat with red (vermilion) powder from their breasts.

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