भगवान श्रीकृष्ण विष्णुचा आठवा अवतार आहे. मथुरेत वसुदेव द्वारकेच्या पोटी जन्म घेतला. श्रीकृष्णाचा अवतार पूर्ण अवतार समजतात.महाभारतात युद्धाच्या वेळेस जेव्हा अर्जुन लढण्यास नकार देउ लागला, तेव्हा श्रीकृष्णाने अर्जुनाला भगवद्गीता सांगितली. यात जीवनातील अंतीम तत्वज्ञान सांगितले आहे. श्रीकृष्णाचा रंग निळसर असून त्याने मोरपिसांची टोपी घातली आहे.
Lord Krishna is the eighth and the most popular incarnation of Lord Vishnu.Krishna, 'one who attracts or draws' people, or one who drains away' sins.He was born in Vrindavan but where he was brought up by the cowherd family of Yashoda and Nanda, Dwaraka. His childhood playmates were gopas (cowherd boys) and gopis (cowherd girls), who were greatly devoted to him. Radha loved Krishna the most.
Radha symbolizes the individual soul that is awakened to the love of God and is absorbed in such love. The sound of Krishna's flute represents the call of the divine for the individual souls. The gopis' love for Krishna signifies the eternal bond between the individual soul and God. The dance of the gopis and Krishna (Rasa Lila) signifies the union of the human and Divine, the dance of the souls.Of all the incarnations, Lord Krishna is revered as a full and complete incamation (purna avatara) of Lord Vishnu. He commands love, respect, and adoration from all Hindus of all walks of life.
In the Bhagavad Gita he is the divine instructor of Arjuna and the supreme Deity.He is typically depicted with blue-black skin, wearing a yellow loin cloth and a crown of peacock feather.