Krishna Statue – Ivory
Lord Krishna is the eighth avatar of Lord Vishnu.
As a name of Lord Vishnu, Krishna is listed as the 57th name in the Vishnu Sahasranama.
He is usually portrayed as a god-child, a prankster, a model lover, a divine hero, and the universal supreme being in holy scripts Mahabharat, Gita and Puranas.
The name “Krishna” originates from the Sanskrit word Kṛṣṇa, which is primarily an adjective meaning “black”, “dark”, or “dark blue” but is also interpreted sometimes as “all-attractive”.
Among the most common names is Mohan “enchanter”; Govinda “chief herdsman”, Keev “prankster”, and Gopala “Protector of the ‘Go'”, which means “Soul” or “the cows”.
The anecdotes and narratives of Krishna’s life are generally titled as Krishna Leela.