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Krishna is a prominent figure in Hinduism and one of the most revered deities. He is considered the eighth avatar of Lord Vishnu, who is regarded as the preserver and protector in Hindu theology. Krishna is often depicted as a divine child, a mischievous youth, a compassionate friend, a charismatic leader, and a wise philosopher.

According to Hindu mythology, Krishna was born in Mathura to Devaki and Vasudeva, but he was raised in Gokul by his foster parents, Yashoda and Nanda. His childhood stories, such as stealing butter (Maakhan Chor) and playing pranks with his friends (Gopis), are widely celebrated in Hindu scriptures, particularly in the Bhagavata Purana.

One of the most significant events in Krishna’s life is the Bhagavad Gita, a sacred scripture that captures his teachings. The Bhagavad Gita is a dialogue between Krishna and the warrior prince Arjuna on the battlefield of Kurukshetra. In this discourse, Krishna imparts profound wisdom and guidance on duty, righteousness, devotion, and the nature of the self.

Krishna is also associated with various legends and divine pastimes, including his role as the charioteer for Arjuna during the Kurukshetra War in the Indian epic Mahabharata. He is revered as a divine diplomat, strategist, and an embodiment of divine love and devotion (bhakti).

Devotees of Krishna often worship him through various rituals, prayers, and devotional practices. His birthday, known as Krishna Janmashtami, is a major festival celebrated with great enthusiasm in many parts of India.

Krishna’s teachings and stories continue to inspire millions of people around the world, emphasizing the importance of love, righteousness, and spiritual devotion.


 

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