Here we see Damodarji II, the principal priest at Nathdwara from 1797-1826, worshipping Shrinathji during an annakuta (mountain of food) ceremony. The ceremony also commemorates the Sapta Swarupotsava or incorporation of all the seven major idols of Shrinathji within the main shrine at Nathadwara, which are shown around the principal deity in the painting.
Compare with another picchavai depicting the same subject illustrated in Amit Ambalal, Krishna as Shrinathji, 1987, p. 66. Also see Sotheby's New York, September 19, 2008, lot 250 for a smaller painting of the same subject.
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