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Meaning & History

Means "black, dark" in Sanskrit. This is the name of a Hindu god believed to be an incarnation of the god Vishnu. He was the youngest of King Vasudeva's eight children, six of whom were killed by King Kamsa because of a prophecy that a child of Vasudeva would kill Kamsa. Krishna however was saved and he eventually killed the king as well as performing many other great feats. In some Hindu traditions, Krishna is regarded as the supreme deity. He is usually depicted with blue skin.
VariantsKishan Hindi Kishan Gujarati Kannan Tamil
Other Languages & CulturesKrisna Indonesian


14th-century fresco depicting Krishna14th-century fresco depicting Krishna


black, blue, colors, dark, gods, heroes, male to female, mythology, supreme gods
Entry updated February 12, 2018   Contribute