The painting from Nayika Bhed series illustrates the sweet, submissive, and affectionate Hindu wife, entirely dedicated to her husband. Her humility, grace and sweetness and mind enriched by suffering are eloquently shown in this painting. She is the Praudha-dhira Nayikã. The incription on the back gives the following poem from the Rasikapriya of Keshav Das :
Avata dekhi liye uthi age hvai
Kesava apanau asan dinau,
Apahi pãni pakhari bhale jala
Pani kau bhajan lyai navinau,
Bira banae ke age dhare jabi
Hi kara komal bijana linau,
Banha gahi haryen sai kahyo hansi
Main to itau aparadha na kinau.
Seeing her lover come
She gets up and offers her seat to him.
She brings water and washes his feet;
Then offers betel, and picks up a fan to cool him.
Overwhelmed, he clutches her delicate hand
Saying, “Dear ! does my offence need so much punishment ?”