is the eight incarnation of lord Vishnu
and was born in the Dvarpara Yuga as the "dark one".
Krishna is the embodiment of love and divine joy, that destroys
all pain and sin. Krishna is the protector of sacred utterances
and cows. Krishna is a trickster and lover, an instigator
of all forms of knowledge and born to establish the religion
Krishna was born as the 8th child of Devaki, sister of the cruel
demon king Kamsa. The sage Narada had predicted that Kamsa
would be killed by his nephew, so the king killed Devaki´s first six children.
The 7th, Balarama escaped and the 8th, Krishna,
was secretly exchanged for a cowherds daughter.
Krishna was brought up in
a cowherds family. As a child, Krishna had great love for
his foster-mother Yashoda.
Krishna loved to play the flute and to seduce the village
girls. Krishna is the deity of Hasya or Humour and a messenger
of peace. His favorite was Rada. This is known as the Krishna
After Krishna killed Kamsa,
he became king. In the great Mahabaratha epic, Krishna spoke
memorable words on the essence of Bhakti
Yoga or the Yoga of Devotion. They are at the centre of
the Bhagavad Gita.
See also "Little
Krishna" and Krishna
Click to hear the Krishna