Definitions for krishnaˈkrɪʃ nə

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word krishna

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Krishna(noun)

    8th and most important avatar of Vishnu; incarnated as a handsome young man playing a flute

Wiktionary

  1. Krishna(ProperNoun)

    A deity worshiped across many traditions of Hinduism. Krishna is often depicted as a young cowherd boy with a dark or blue complexion playing a flute (as in the Bhagavata Purana) or a youthful prince giving philosophical direction and guidance (as in the Bhagavad Gita) He is the divine speaker of the Bhagavad-gita and the eighth avatar of Vishnu.

  2. Krishna(ProperNoun)

    A river in southern India.

  3. Krishna(ProperNoun)

    A district in South Indian state of Andhra Pradesh.

  4. Krishna(ProperNoun)

    and a surname used in India.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Krishna(noun)

    the most popular of the Hindoo divinities, usually held to be the eighth incarnation of the god Vishnu

  2. Origin: [Skr. ksha ' The black.'.]

Freebase

  1. Krishna

    Krishna, literally "attractive", akin to dated Russian красная -- "beautiful", also similar to chrysos meaning "gold" in Greek is the eighth incarnation of the supreme god Vishnu in Hinduism. The word Krishna means One With Dark Complexion and One Who Attracts All. The name Krishna appears as the 57th and 550th name of Lord Vishnu in Vishnu Sahasranama of the Mahabharata, and is also listed in the 24 Keshava Namas of Lord Vishnu which are recited and praised at the beginning of all Vedic pujas. A puja is the ritualistic worship offered in Hinduism. According to the Bhagavata Purana, which is a sattvic purana, Krishna is termed as Svayam Bhagavan since he was the purna-avatara or full incarnation of the supreme god Vishnu. Krishna is often described and portrayed as an infant or young boy playing a flute as in the Bhagavata Purana, or as a youthful prince giving direction and guidance as in the Bhagavad Gita. The stories of Krishna appear across a broad spectrum of Hindu philosophical and theological traditions. They portray him in various perspectives: a god-child, a prankster, a model lover, a divine hero and the supreme being. The principal scriptures discussing Krishna's story are the Mahabharata, the Harivamsa, the Bhagavata Purana, and the Vishnu Purana.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Krishna

    krish′na, n. a deity in later Hindu mythology.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Krishna

    the man-god, or god-man, viewed as the 8th and final incarnation or avatar of Vishnu (q. v.), in whose manifestation the latter first reveals himself as supreme divinity, being, as the Theosophist might say, his Mahatma. See Theosophy.

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of krishna in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of krishna in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Today, I am pleased to share the best knowledge and philosophy for life, from Bhagavad Gita by Lord Krishna. It is as follows: “The man who sees me in everything and everything within me will not be lost to me, nor will I ever be lost to him. He who is rooted in oneness realizes that I am in every being; wherever he goes, he remains in me. When he sees all being as equal in suffering or in joy because they are like himself, that man has grown perfect in yoga.”

  2. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Aujourd'hui, je suis heureux de partager la connaissance et la philosophie de la vie, de gita bhagavad par le Seigneur Krishna. il est comme suit: «l'homme qui me voit en tout et tout en moi ne sera pas perdu pour moi, je ne le ferai jamais être perdue pour lui. celui qui est enraciné dans l'unité se rend compte que je suis en chaque être; partout où il va, il reste en moi. quand il voit tout étant égal dans la souffrance ou dans la joie, car ils sont comme lui, que l'homme a grandi parfait dans le yoga ".

Images & Illustrations of krishna


Translations for krishna

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for krishna »

Translation

Find a translation for the krishna definition in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss these krishna definitions with the community:

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:     


Citation

Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"krishna." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2016. Web. 27 Jun 2016. <http://www.definitions.net/definition/krishna>.

Are we missing a good definition for krishna? Don't keep it to yourself...

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for krishna:

Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.