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The eighth and principal avatar of Vishnu, often depicted as a handsome young man playing a flute. He appears as a charioteer and adviser of Arjuna in the Bhagavad-Gita.
[Sanskrit Kṛṣṇaḥ, from kṛṣṇa-, black.]
Krish·na 2(krĭsh′nə) also Kist·na (kĭst′-)
A river of southern India rising in the Western Ghats and flowing about 1,290 km (800 mi) eastward to the Bay of Bengal.
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the worship of Krishna as the eighth incarnation of the god Vishnu, the preserver-god of the Hindu trinity.See also: Hinduism
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|Noun||1.||Krishnaism - worship of Krishna the 8th avatar of Vishnu|
Hindooism, Hinduism - a body of religious and philosophical beliefs and cultural practices native to India and based on a caste system; it is characterized by a belief in reincarnation, by a belief in a supreme being of many forms and natures, by the view that opposing theories are aspects of one eternal truth, and by a desire for liberation from earthly evils
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