(Krsna - Sanskrit)
   the most important incarnation of VISHNU (Viu - Sanskrit) in HINDU MYTHOLOGY. The name literally means "the Black One." The stories of the MAHBHRATA are about aspects of his earthly existence the most important SPIRITUAL section of which is the BHAGAVAD-GTA. Legends about Krishna abound and often contain erotic love stories. Other accounts involve his rescue from a massacre of children and death by an arrow which struck his heal which was the only vulnerable spot. Some scholars see these latter stories reflecting the influence the CHRISTIAN Gospels and Greek LEGENDS about ACHILLES. Others suggest that the Krishna stories are based on an historical figure who later became a GOD.

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