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Krishna is the Hindu god of Compassion, Tenderness and Love. He is the eight incarnation of Vishnu.[1]

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Aru Shah and the End of Time

In the released excerpt, Aru Shah mentions that Krishna playing his flutes is one of her favourite statues in the museum, the other being Indra and Buddha. Later, she searches for the incarnations of the five Pandavas of the epic Mahabharata, whose central character was Krishna.

Aru Shah and the Song of Death

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Krishna as Vasudeva on a coin of Agathocles of Bactria, c. 180 BCE

  • Krishna was also worshipped by the Greeks in different forms. His images are found on Indo-Greek coinage.[1] The Greek ethnographer Megasthenes mentioned that the Sourasenoi tribe of India worshipped Herakles. Some scholars consider Herakles to be the Greek phonetic equivalent of Hari-Krishna.[1]
  • Krishna's name is derived from a Sanskrit word meaning "black". Krishna is traditionally portrayed as having a dark complexion.
  • The Bhagavad Gita, one of the important scriptures of Hinduism (or Sanatana Dharma), is believed to have been first spoken by Krishna.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Krishna. (2017, October 29). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 12:14, November 2, 2017
Pandava Quintet
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