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Krishna

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Pronunciation: /ˈkrɪʃnə
 
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Hinduism

Definition of Krishna in English:

One of the most popular gods, the eighth and most important avatar or incarnation of Vishnu.

He is worshipped in several forms: as the child god whose miracles and pranks are extolled in the Puranas; as the divine cowherd whose erotic exploits, especially with his favourite, Radha, have produced both romantic and religious literature; and as the divine charioteer who preaches to Arjuna on the battlefield in the Bhagavadgita

Origin

from Sanskrit Kṛṣṇa, literally 'black'.

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