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Who is Krishna?

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"I am the conscience in the heart of all creatures.
I am their beginning, their being, their end.
I am the mind of the senses.
I am the radiant sun among lights.
I am the song in sacred lore.
I am the king of deities.
I am the priest of great seers.
Of words, I am the eternal OM, the prayer of sacrifices.
I am the measure of what endures.
I am the chief of divine sages, the leader of celestial musicians.
I am the recluse philosopher among saints.
I am the thunderbolt among weapons.
Among cattle, the Kamadhenu.
I am the procreative god of love.
I am the endless cosmic serpent,
the Lord of all sea creatures.
I am the chief of the ancestral fathers.
I am gracious Siva among howling storms.
Of restraints, I am death.
Of measures, I am time.
I am the purifying wind.
I am the cleansing Ganga.
Of sciences, I am the science of the self.
I am the dispute of orators.
I am victory and resolve, the lucidity of lucid men.
I am the brilliance of fiery heroes.
I am the morality of ambitious men.
I am the silence of the mystery.
I am the seed of all creatures.
I am the creation and the annihilation".

 

This is how Lord Krishna describes himself in the Bhagavad Gita. The position of Krishna as the Supreme God is confirmed by great personalities like Narada, Asita, Devala, Vyasa, Parasara, Brahma and Shiva. krishna_vishnu Sri Krishna is the central character in the Mahabharata, the Bhagavata Purana and the Bhagavad Gita. He is worshipped as the eighth and the most powerful avatar of Lord Vishnu and also as the supreme God in his own right. The name Krishna—”the all-attractive one”—indicates the unequalled charm and magnificence of the Supreme Person. He is known by various names, such as Govinda, Mukunda, Madhusudhana, Vasudeva, and Makhan chor. He has been portrayed in various perspectives: a god-child, a prankster, a model lover, a divine hero, and as the supreme God.
krishnavishnu Lord Krishna is the embodiment of love and divine joy, who destroys all pain and sins. His body is spiritual and thus eternal. His complexion is dark-blue, like that of a rain-filled cloud and His eyes are like lotus petals. He is ever youthful, full of bliss and His beauty excels that of thousands of cupids. He wears a crown with a peacock feather on his head and loves to play the flute. krishna_bhagavadgita During the Mahabharata war, Krishna gave Arjuna the immortal spiritual discourse of the Bhagavad Gita. He also popularised the devotional bhakti yoga through his time with Radha and the Gopis in Vrindavan.

Sri Krishna says in Bhagavad Gita: “Whenever, righteousness declines and unrighteousness prevails, I manifest Myself. For the protection of the righteous and the destruction of the wicked, and for the establishment of religion, I come into being from age to age.”

Who is Radha?

Radha_Krishna Radha is a milkmaid (gopi), the eternal lover and the most represented companion of the Krishna in the medieval era texts. She is considered to be an avatar of Lakshmi. She is also known as Radhika, Radharani and Radhikarani, and is almost always depicted alongside Krishna. Radha is the most important gopi in Raas (Special kind of dance) with Lord Krishna. radhakrishna-1 Among all the Gopis, Srimati Radharani is the most important and the most beautiful one. She is the queen of Vrndavana. She has many famous friends, headed by Lalita and Visakha. radha_1 She is decorated with a garland of flowers and a beautiful pearl necklace. Her arms have defeated Cupid’s staff with their beauty. Decorated with black mascara and reaching back almost to Her ears, Srimati Radha’s lotus eyes are the most beautiful in all the three planetary systems. Her nose is as beautiful as a Sesame flower and is decorated with a pearl. She is splendidly beautiful.

Radha is considered a metaphor for the soul, her longing for Krishna theologically seen as a symbolism for the longing for spirituality and the divine.