Definitions for krishnaˈkrɪʃ nə
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
an avatar of Vishnu and one of the most popular of Hindu deities.
Category: Eastern Religions
Category: Geography (places)
Ref: Formerly, Kistna.
8th and most important avatar of Vishnu; incarnated as a handsome young man playing a flute
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.
A river in southern India.
A district in South Indian state of Andhra Pradesh.
and a surname used in India.
the most popular of the Hindoo divinities, usually held to be the eighth incarnation of the god Vishnu
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
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.