Manju’s story is a beautiful example of what happens when art and devotion come together. As an ardent Krishna devotee, this sweet natured housewife was then inspired to draw 108 paintings of Krishna, most of them in his child form, called affectionately in Kerala as ‘Unni Krishnan’. Various incidents from Krishna’s life, from being cradled lovingly in His mother Yashoda’s arms, eating His favourite butter, dancing on the naag Kaliya’s heads or playing His flute have all been depicted lovingly by Manju. Surprisingly, Manju had never been to Guruvayur temple and she finally was able to get darshan of the Lord in 2020 and offer her 108 paintings at the temple. Manju’s paintings are being used for Guruvayur ucha pooja varnana as well as on Facebook and YouTube channels of Guruvayur Devaswom Board. Manju’s paintings can be downloaded for free from this website.