What is Krishna the god of?
He is worshipped as the eighth avatar of the god Vishnu and also as the supreme God in his own right. He is the god of compassion, tenderness, love and is one of the most popular and widely revered among Indian divinities.
Is Krishna a male or female?
In Hinduism, god is sometimes visualized as a male god such as Krishna (left), or female goddess such as Lakshmi (middle), androgynous such as Ardhanarishvara (a composite of Shiva – male – and Parvati – female) (right), or as formless and genderless Brahman (Universal Absolute, Supreme Self as Oneness in everyone).
Why is Krishna important?
The Krishna Janmashtami festival marks the birth of Krishna, one of the most popular Gods in the Hindu pantheon. Krishna is perceived by most Hindus to be an avatar (incarnation) of Vishnu, who is regarded as the highest avatar. Krishna is considered to be a warrior, hero, teacher and philosopher by Hindus.
Why is Krishna called ranchod?
An enraged Jarasandha put the city to destruction and called Krishna Ranchhod (Ran= Battlefield, Chhod= Leave). And since then the name stayed. Krishna was unfazed by the new name, as he knew he saved many lifes by avoiding that war. It has a Idol of Krishna in black stone, and thus keeps this legend alive.