Jadurani devi dasi
Markandeya Rishi Tempted by Cupid and His Followers
oil on canvas (1982)

Scriptural reference:

O brahmana, during the seventh reign of Manu, the current age, Lord Indra came to know of Markandeya's austerities and became fearful of his growing mystic potency. Thus he tried to impede the sage's penance. To ruin the sage's spiritual practice, Lord Indra sent Cupid, beautiful celestial singers, dancing girls, the season of spring and the sandal-wood scented breeze from the Malaya Hills, along with greed and intoxication personified.

(Shrimad Bhagavatam, 12.8.15-16)