This painting is from Baramasa series of Kangra paintings depicting month of Vaishakh (April-May). By the middle of Vaishakh spring is at its prime, the air swoons with the scent of mango blossoms, and is filled with the hum of bees intoxicated with honey. Attracted by the fragrance of mango blossoms koels arrive and mango gardens are filled with their calls. In the painting lovers are seated on a terrace against the background of a hill. Nearby is the hamlet, and farmers are busy harvesting wheat. This painting is inspired by the following poem (translated to English) of famous Hindi poet Keshavdas from Kavipriya :
The Earth and heavens are full of fragrance; the scented breeze blows softly, laden with the nectar of flowers. There is beauty everywhere, sweet perfume fills the air. This erotic fragrance, this season of wistful love, has maddened the sporting bees and fills the forlorn heart with longings for the home. I pray thee who has made me so happy, to abide here, this month of Vaishakh. For I know from my experience, my love, in separation the shafts of Kama, are hard to bear.