Dinabandhu das

The Descent of the Ganga
oil on canvas (1997)
50 x 63 cm

Scriptural reference:

In His incarnation as Vamanadeva, Krishna pierced the covering of the universe with His toe, so that water from the Causal Ocean began to flow into our universe. This water is known as the Ganges River. Because the force of Ganga's flow was so strong that it would destroy the world, Lord Shiva was asked to check the flow and regulate the flow by letting the Ganga first fall upon his head.

(Srimad-Bhagavatam 5.17)