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Krish·na 1

n. Hinduism
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·ism n.

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.


(Placename) a river in S India, rising in the Western Ghats and flowing generally southeast to the Bay of Bengal. Length: 1300 km (800 miles). Also called: Kistna


(Hinduism) Hinduism the most celebrated of the Hindu deities, whose life story is told in the Mahabharata
[via Hindi from Sanskrit, literally: dark, black]
ˈKrishnaism n


(ˈkrɪʃ nə)

1. an avatar of Vishnu and one of the most popular of Hindu deities.
2. Formerly, Kistna. a river in S India, flowing E from the Western Ghats to the Bay of Bengal. 800 mi. (1290 km) long.
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K Panduranga Rao, an official with IVRCL, the company building the overpass, called the collapse"nothing but a God's act.
Meanwhile K Panduranga Rao, group head ( HR administration) of IVRCL, the contruction company in- charge of the project, blamed it on the almighty.