Bhagavan Krishna

Last Updated: November 1, 2017

Definition - What does Bhagavan Krishna mean?

Bhagavan Krishna is a deity from the Hindu tradition, whose existence is documented with various historical facts combined with stories, myths and legends. It is believed that Bhagavan Krishna was an avatar of the god, Vishnu, as his eighth incarnation and that he lived approximately 3,000 years before Christ.

Yogapedia explains Bhagavan Krishna

During his time on Earth, Bhagavan Krishna had several roles: son, sibling, partner, friend and ruler. His goal was to help eliminate ignorance and sinfulness of mankind.

He was also a teacher to his disciple, Arjuna, whom he taught the supreme principles of yoga and Vedanta. His teachings can be found in the ancient Hindu scripture, the Bhagavad Gita, which may be translated as "Song of God." In this text, Krishna explains yoga as an art of being both active and inward, an art of both complete nonattachment and profound interest.

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