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The Sanskrit word in its origin language Kṛṣṇa is primarily an adjective meaning "black" or "dark",[1] sometimes it is also translated as "all attractive".[9] It is cognate with Slavic čьrnъ "black".

As a feminine noun, Kṛṣṇa is used in the meaning "night, blackness, darkness" in the Rigveda. As a proper noun, Kṛṣṇa occurs in RV 8.85.3 as the name of a poet.[10]

As a name of Vishnu, Krishna listed as the 57th name in the Vishnu Sahasranama. Based on his name, Krishna is often depicted in murtis as black or blue-skinned. Krishna is also known by various other names, epithets...
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Nanda was the head of a community of cow-herders, and he settled in Vrindavana. The stories of Krishna's childhood and youth tell how he became a cow herder,[52] his mischievous pranks as Makhan Chor (butter thief), his foiling of attempts to take his life, and his role as a protector of the people of Brindavana.

Krishna killed the demoness like Putana, disguised as a wet nurse, sent by Kansa for Krishna's life. He tamed the serpent Kāliyā, who previously poisoned the waters of Yamuna river, thus leading to the death of the cowherds. In Hindu art, Krishna is often depicted dancing on the multi-hooded...
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Characteristics :     Strength, Divinity and Quick Wits
Other Names :     Pawanputra, Marutinandan, Bajrangbali, Anjaniputra
Principal Scriptures:     Ramayana, Shiva Mahapurana
Mula Mantra :     Om Shri Hanumate Namah
Hanuman Gayatri Mantra:     Aum Anjaneyaye Vidmahe
Mahabalaye Dheemahi
Tanno Hanumat Prachodayat



Hanuman is considered to be an avatar (incarnation) of Lord Shiva. Shri Hanuman, a great disciple of Sri Rama, is the symbol of devotion and dedication. Lord Hanumana is a provider of courage,...
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