Krishna, Sanskrit Kṛṣṇa, one of the most widely revered and most popular of all Indian divinities, worshipped as the eighth incarnation (avatar, or avatara) of the Hindu god Vishnu and also as a supreme god in his own right.
What kind of God is Krishna?
Krishna (also Krsna or Hari Krishna) is a major Hindu god and considered the eighth incarnation of Vishnu. He is perhaps the most popular of all the heroes of Hindu mythology.
What religion is Hare Krishna?
The Hare Krishna movement is a branch of Hinduism, formally known as Gaudiya Vaishnavism. Its name comes from its chant — Hare Krishna — which devotees repeat over and over. It was started in the 16th century by Sri Chaitanya of Bengal (1486-1533).
What do Hare Krishna believe in?
Hare Krishnas believe that we are not individual bodies but instead are all part of a spiritual whole. Each person is a soul, a part of Krishna. “We are not our bodies but eternal, spirit souls, parts and parcels of God (Krishna). As such, we are all brothers, and Krishna is ultimately our common father.
Is Hare Krishna Buddhist?
Buddhists don’t believe in any permanent self or soul. However, Hare Krishnas believe that though our body is temporary, we have an eternal soul which is who we really are at our core. However their end goal is much different than the Buddhists. The end goal of the Hare Krishnas is to go to the spiritual world.