(Hinduism) A deity worshiped across many traditions of Hinduism. Krishna is often depicted as a young cowherd boy with a dark or blue complexion playing a flute (as in the Bhagavata Purana) or a youthful prince giving philosophical direction and guidance (as in the Bhagavad Gita) He is the divine speaker of the Bhagavad-gita and the eighth avatar of Vishnu.
A district in South Indian state of Andhra Pradesh.
Origin of Krishna
Sanskrit Kṛṭṇaḥ from kṛṭṇa- black
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Sanskrit कृष्ण (kṛṣṇá).
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