a mansion-like temple at the centre of the town lives Shri Nathji.
Although outsiders say he is a stone image of the god Krishna, no one in
Nathadwara believes this. For them, and for the pilgrims who come
to worship Shri Nathji, he is a real, living child--the 7-year-old boy
Krishna himself. He stands holding up a mountain to protect his family
and friends from the wrath of the storm god Indra. Indra sent lightning
and torrents of rain to destroy Krishna's companions, but the little boy-god
picked up Mt. Govardhan as easily as if it were an umbrella and held it
up so that all could take shelter underneath it.