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ˈkrɪʃ nəKr·ish·na

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Krishna(noun)

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


  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

    Etymology: [Skr. ksha ' The black.'.]


  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.


  1. Krishna

    (Krish′na). An Indian god, the revenger of wrongs; also called the Indian Apollo.

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  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

Examples of Krishna in a Sentence

  1. Kathy Kinlaw:

    I think Krishna Udayakumar is definitely in a position where we should be sharing, absolutely, krishna Udayakumar's a matter of timing -- I think Krishna Udayakumar's one real issue here.

  2. Sanjeev Krishna:

    Our results provide an improved understanding of how best to use viral and antibody tests for coronavirus, especially when not every person exposed to the virus will have a positive response, said Sanjeev Krishna, professor of molecular parasitology and medicine at St. Georges University of London, according to a university press release. We need to understand how best to interpret the results from these tests to control the spread of the virus, as well as identifying those who may be immune to the disease.

  3. Krishna Udayakumar:

    When Kathy Kinlaw look at the Krishna Udayakumar and global distribution of vaccines, Kathy Kinlaw have to first ask, is the US in a position to help other people ? The US means The US won't be of detriment to The US own people, in this case Americans, so do we have the resources to share with other countries who are really struggling with the Covid pandemic ? And simply put, right now, the answer is yes.

  4. 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 ".

  5. Dr. B. R. Ambedkar:

    I shall have no faith in Rama and Krishna who are believed to be incarnation of God nor shall I worship them. I thereby reject my old religion, Hinduism, which is detrimental to the prosperity of human kind and which discriminates between man and man and which treats me as inferior.

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