- Nationality: Indian
- Known for: Supreme God or Eighth Avatara of Vishnu depending on the Hindu tradition, one of the most popular Indian deities
- Fun Fact: Krishna's discourse with Arjuna in the Mahabharata is the famous Bhagavad Gita.
- Fun Fact: Krishna is depicted in a variety of ways and shown as both a baby, youth and adult. He is typically depicted with blue or black skin. He is often shown playing a flute when young, standing as a charioteer when he is an adult or in a meditative position.
- Fun Fact:
Krishna is one of the most popular deities in Hinduism. Depending on the tradition, he is usually worshipped as either the eighth avatara of the Supreme God Vishnu or seen as being the Supreme God in his own right. According to Hindu tradition, Krishna was born to Queen Devaki and hidden away by Vasudeva to keep the infant Krishna safe from Devaki's brother who wants to kill Krishna. Krishna grows up a mischievous cow herder before overthrowing his evil uncle, Kamsa. Krishna reinstates Ugrasena as king and joins Arjuna during the Kurukshetra war described in the Mahabharata.
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