Cowherds, especially those of the community led by Nanda Maharaja in Vraja.
They were connected with Devas, liked in Vraja, their joy at the birth of Krsna
'Protectors of cows'. Cowherds, in particular the members of the cattle-rearing community of Vrundãvan present during the time of Shri Krishna. Male devotees of God who epitomized the ideal of profound love and bhakti towards God.