Who is Lord Krishna?

Who is Lord Krishna?

Lord Krishna the supreme personality of Godhead has many forms and names. As the name “Krishna” the Sanskrit word means “the all-attractive one”- indicates the Supreme Person’s unparallel charm and beauty as he appears to most of his devotees.


Other names describe qualities He manifests in other forms, such as Narayana (shelter of all living beings), or Vishnu (maintainer of the universe). Krsna is one who possesses all of the desirable characteristics (qualities) and opulences. Despite the fact that the Lord emerged in Dashavatara as the eighth avatar, he is the avatar, the original personality who has manifested in several avatars. The Lord possesses an infinite number of qualities, the most notable of which are the 64 well-known qualities. He is revered as a protector, god of compassion, tenderness, and love god.

In most portrayals, he is depicted as a young boy or a young man playing the flute in a calm position, wearing a peacock feather crown and a yellow silk dhoti. In this form, he usually stands in the Tribhanga posture with one leg bent in front of the other and a flute raised to his lips, accompanied by cows, emphasizing his position as the divine herdsman, Govinda, or with the Gopis (milkmaids), i.e., Gopikrishna, stealing butter from neighboring houses, i.e., Navneet Chora or Gokulakrishna, defeating Mohan “enchanter,” Giridhari, Jagannatha and others, are among the most popular names. In BG 10.12, Arjuna claims that all the great sages, including Narada, Devala, Asita, and Vyasa, affirm that Krsna is the supreme personality of Godhead, the ultimate abode, the purest, the Absolute truth, the eternal, transcendental, original person, the unborn, and the greatest, and that Krsna himself declared this to him.

Krsna is the all-pervading Personality of Godhead and the primeval cause of all causes of the creation, sustenance, and destruction of manifested universes, he is directly or indirectly conscious of all manifestations, and he is independent because there is no other cause beyond him, according to Srimad-Bhagavatam 1.1.1. Narayana is the Supreme Personality of Godhead, and from Him Brahma was born, from whom Siva was born, as per the Varaha Purana. Krishna at all times appears as a fresh youth with a dark complexion, encircled by his loving devotees, adorned with flower garlands and peacock feathers in His curly, bluish-black hair.

Along with countless other cowherd girls, gopis and cowherd boys, gopas he plays as a cowherd boy in the rural surroundings of Vrindavan. Krishna manifests as other forms of God-avatars- in order to create and preserve the universe, while also maintaining loving relationships with His numerous spiritual companions. He comes to this earth on a regular basis to free His devotees from material existence and to defeat the wicked. 

As simply as a child playing with toys, he achieves superhuman feats such as lifting mountains, devouring forest flames, and defeating a slew of incredibly powerful demons. Krishna is the source of brahman, the all-pervading spiritual energy that encompasses everything and everyone. In the sense that we are all portions of the supreme whole, we are all one with Krishna. As Paramatma, the Supersoul, he is also present in every atom and in the hearts of all living beings.

But, in the end, Krishna is Bhagavan, the Supreme Person who enjoys all opulences to the utmost degree—wealth, strength, reputation, wisdom, beauty, and detachment.

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