Krishna Omnipresence-- Krishna is widely revered as the Remover of Obstacles and more generally as the Lord of Love and the Lord of Obstacles, patron of arts and sciences, and the deva of intellect and wisdom. He is honored at the beginning of rituals and ceremonies and invoked as the Patron of letters during writing sessions. Krishna is a popular figure in Indian art. Unlike those of some other deities, representations of Krishna show wide variations and distinct patterns changing over time. He may be portrayed standing, dancing, heroically taking action against demons, playing with his family as a boy, sitting down or on an elevated seat, or engaging in a range of contemporary situations.