Krishna

Definitions

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  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Krishna 8th and most important avatar of Vishnu; incarnated as a handsome young man playing a flute
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Additional illustrations & photos:

KRISHNA DRIVES THE CATTLE HOME KRISHNA DRIVES THE CATTLE HOME
A RUSTIC KRISHNA A RUSTIC KRISHNA
KRISHNA ON AN ELEPHANT KRISHNA ON AN ELEPHANT
KRISHNA ON A HORSE KRISHNA ON A HORSE

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Krishna krĭsh"nȧ (Hindu Myth) The most popular of the Hindu divinities, usually held to be the eighth incarnation of the god Vishnu.Krishna is a well-known Hindu deity. Originally the ethnic god of some powerful confederation of Rajput clans, by fusion with the Vishnu of the older theology Krishna becomes one of the chief divinities of Hinduism. He is indeed an avatar of Vishnu, or Vishnu himself. In his physical character mingle myths of fire, lightning, and storm, of heaven and the sun. In the epic he is a hero invincible in war and love, brave, but above all crafty. He was the son of Vasudeva and Devaki, and born at Mathura, on the Yamuna, between Delhi and Agra, among the Yadavas. Like that of many solar heroes, his birth was beset with peril. On the night when it took place, his parents had to remove him from the reach of his uncle, King Kansa, who sought his life because he had been warned by a voice from heaven that the eighth son of Devaki would kill him, and who had regularly made away with his nephews at their birth. Conveyed across the Yamuna, Krishna was brought up as their son by the shepherd Nanda and his wife Yashoda, together with his brother Balarama, 'Rama the strong,' who had been likewise saved from massacre. The two brothers grew up among the shepherds, slaying monsters and demons and sporting with the Gopis, the female cowherds of Vrindavana. Their birth and infancy, their juvenile exploits, and their erotic gambols with the Gopis became in time the essential portion of the legend of Krishna, and their scenes are today the most celebrated centers of his worship. When grown, the brothers put their uncle Kansa to death, and Krishna became king of the Yadavas. He cleared the land of monsters, warred against impious kings, and took part in the war of the sons of Pandu against those of Dhritarashtra, as described in the Mahabharata. He transferred his capital to Dvaraka ('the city of gates'), the gates of the West, since localized in Gujarat. There he and his race were overtaken by the final catastrophe. After seeing his brother slain, and the Yadavas kill each other to the last man, he himself perished, wounded in the heel, like Achilles, by the arrow of a hunter. The bible of the worshipers of Vishnu in his most popular manifestation, that of Krishna, consists of the Bhagavatapurana and the Bhagavadgita. See these words.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n Krishna In later Hindu myth., a much-worshiped deity, son of Devaki, appearing also as a leading character in the great epic of the Mahā-bhārata, as chief of a people and charioteer of Arjuna, to whom he addresses the philosophic poem called Bhagavad-Gītā. The grounds of his deification are obscure. He is worked into the general system of Hindu religion as an incarnation of Vishnu.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Krishna krish′na a deity in later Hindu mythology.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Skr. kṛshṇa, ' The black.'

Usage

In literature:

Krishna's heart is pure and spotless, true and wise the words he said, We may win a world-wide empire with the noble Krishna's aid!
"Maha-bharata" by Anonymous
The Hindu Savior, Krishna, was born of a virgin 600 years before Christ.
"The Necessity of Atheism" by Dr. D.M. Brooks
The first Mali or gardener gave a garland to Krishna.
"The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India--Volume I (of IV)" by R.V. Russell
Again, it is stated, they were created by Krishna to make bangles for the Gopis or milkmaids.
"The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India - Volume IV of IV" by R.V. Russell
The god Krishna is held to have been the leader of the Yadavas, and to have founded with them the sacred city of Dwarka in Gujarat.
"The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India" by R. V. Russell
They begged of Krishna, one day, to test their wisdom, and Krishna gave them three drops of dew.
"Wisdom, Wit, and Pathos of Ouida" by Ouida
It starts from Krishna.
"Hindu Gods And Heroes" by Lionel D. Barnett
Her cause is the cause of Shri Ram; her service is the service of Shri Krishna.
"The New World of Islam" by Lothrop Stoddard
This glory and this joy with Krishna.
"Indian Poetry" by Edwin Arnold
The leader, a peacock-fan flashing in his head-dress, personated Krishna.
"Appearances" by Goldsworthy Lowes Dickinson
Krishna and other figures in the epics live human lives with all human virtues and vices.
"Introduction to the History of Religions" by Crawford Howell Toy
And yet one can hardly call it a dialogue, since Krishna's remarks make up more than nine-tenths of the book.
"India, Its Life and Thought" by John P. Jones
How often does Shri Krishna, speaking as the supreme Vishnu, lay stress on this fact.
"Avatâras" by Annie Besant
They inclined to believe that the Hindus or Krishna-worshippers believed in a form of Christianity.
"Rulers of India: Albuquerque" by Henry Morse Stephens
Hercules and Elias and Krishna, Caka-Muni and Ishvara, Jesus and Baha Ullah.
"Creative Intelligence" by John Dewey, Addison W. Moore, Harold Chapman Brown, George H. Mead, Boyd H. Bode, Henry Waldgrave, Stuart James, Hayden Tufts, Horace M. Kallen
THE SANKHYA KARIKA OF IS'WARA KRISHNA.
"The Sarva-Darsana-Samgraha" by Madhava Acharya
Krishna gives 102 deg.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 7" by Various
The Swami's son, the god Krishna, also died, and all trouble ended.
"Omens and Superstitions of Southern India" by Edgar Thurston
Krishna granted it and translated him at once to heaven.
"John Patrick, Third Marquess of Bute, K.T." by David Hunter Blair
The word Gopal means a cowherd and is a name of Krishna.
"The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India" by R. V. Russell
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In poetry:

'Tis Moses, yea, 'tis Krishna's form;
'Tis fire, 'tis star, 'tis sun:
A myriad now Its faces swarm,
Now, All and It are One:
"Dominions Of The Boundary" by Bernard O Dowd
Hermes lies prone by fallen Jove,
Crushed are the wheels of Krishna's car,
And o'er Dodona's silent grove
Streams the white, ray from Bethlehem's star.
"To Frederick Henry Hedge" by Oliver Wendell Holmes

At last I find a meaning of soul's birth
Into this universe terrible and sweet,
I who have felt the hungry heart of earth
Aspiring beyond heaven to Krishna's feet.
"Krishna" by Aurobindo Ghose
All music is only the sound of His laughter,
All beauty the smile of His passionate bliss;
Our lives are His heart-beats, our rapture the bridal
Of Radha and Krishna, our love is their kiss.
"Who" by Sri Aurobindo
The Burning-Ghats were smoking, and the jewels melted down,
The Temples lay deserted, for the people left the town.
Yet I was more than happy, though passing strange it seems,
For I spent my nights with Krishna, who loved me--in my dreams!
""The Rice was under Water"" by Laurence Hope
The Rice was under water, and the land was scourged with rain,
The nights were desolation, and the day was born in pain.
Ah, the famine and the fever and the cruel, swollen streams,
I had died, except for Krishna, who consoled me--in my dreams!
""The Rice was under Water"" by Laurence Hope

In news:

Padma Lakshmi's Daughter, Krishna Thea.
Lal Krishna Advani, India's home minister reflects on the recent conflicts with Pakistan.
Padma Lakshmi shaves daughter Krishna's hair in Hindu tradition.
Padma Lakshmi ' s daughter Krishna has a brand new hair-do -- no hair.
The wealthy venture capitalist has succeeded in being recognized as Krishna's father, and now the 2-year-old child will carry his famous last name.
Padma says Hiya to Krishna.
The "Top Chef" host gave birth Saturday to Krishna Thea Lakshmi .
Padma Lakshmi has debuted her 3-week-old daughter Krishna.
Press reports indicate that India's government has decided in principle that the price of gas from the D6 block offshore in the Krishna-Godavari basin can be raised, said minority owner Niko Resources Ltd, Calgary.
Millennial Media Inc (MM): $21.5M of stock sold by Kolluri Krishna Kittu.
Padma Lakshmi shaves daughter Krishna's hair in Hindu tradition.
Padma Lakshmi' s daughter Krishna has a brand new hair-do -- no hair.
Padma says Hiya to Krishna.
The "Top Chef" host gave birth Saturday to Krishna Thea Lakshmi.
Richard Bernstein is Lord Krishna in Philip Glass' opera ' Satyagraha .
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In science:

I thank Krishna Ra jagopal and Jim Steele for a stimulating collaboration.
Stochastic field evolution of disoriented chiral condensates
Jain, S. and Krishna, S., Autocatalytic sets and the growth of complexity in an evolutionary model, Phys.
The structure and function of complex networks
Our scenario on prebiotic evolution is different from that of Jain and Krishna [11,12] in which selection on species in the same giant structure containing autocatalytic sets is suppressed during structure development.
Spatio-temporal Dynamics in the Origin of Genetic Information
Krishna, Autocatalytic sets and the growth of complexity in an evolutionary model, Phys.
Spatio-temporal Dynamics in the Origin of Genetic Information
Krishna, Can we Recognize an Innovation?: perspective from an Evolving Network Model, in Ref. , p. 561.
Around the gap between sociophysics and sociology
Krishna A.V.N.: A New Algorithm in Network Security For Generation Of Random Numbers, Journal for Scientific & Industrial research, Oct 2005 pp74-75. Krishna A.V.N., S.N.N.
Role of Statistical tests in Estimation of the Security of a New Encryption Algorithm
Pandit: A New Algorithm In Network Security For Data Transmission, Acharya Nagarjuna International Journal of Mathematics and Information Technology, Vol: 1, No. 2, 2004 pp97-108 Krishna A.V.N, S.N.N.
Role of Statistical tests in Estimation of the Security of a New Encryption Algorithm
M. Steven, K. Israel and C. Mani Krishna “JMPI: Implementing the Message Passing Standard in Java,” www.ecs.umass.edu/ece/realtime/publications/morin02.pdf. Q.
An Overview of Portable Distributed Techniques
We wish to thank the Center for Theoretical Physics, M.I.T., for hospitality while this work was being completed, and have enjoyed stimulating discussions with Mark Alford, Ian Barbour, Warren Perkins, Krishna Ra jagopal, Misha Stephanov and Frank Wilczek.
Lattice Simulation of Diquark Condensation in Dense Matter
Krishna, Almost periodicity of some random potentials, J.
A Borg-Type Theorem Associated with Orthogonal Polynomials on the Unit Circle
The above general form for POVMs was obtained by Krishna and Parthasarathy.
Information-Disturbance theorem and Uncertainty Relation
Krishna, Almost periodicity of some random potentials, J.
Trace Formulas and a Borg-type Theorem for CMV Operators with Matrix-valued Coefficients
Krishna, Almost periodicity of some random potentials, J.
Right limits and reflectionless measures for CMV matrices
Krishna, Equivariant K -theory and Higher Chow Groups , math.
Nisnevich Descent for Deligne-Mumford Stacks
Krishna, Equivariant K -theory and higher Chow groups of smooth varieties , MathArxiv, math.
Equivariant cobordism of schemes
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