Baby Krishna in silver

Krishna (also Krsna or Hari Krishna) is a major Hindu god and considered the eighth incarnation of Vishnu.

He is perhaps the most popular of all the heroes of Hindu mythology. Krishna's adventures are recounted in the Mahabharata, the Bhagavad Gita, the Harivamsa, and the sacred collection of texts known as the Puranas, where Krishna is described as the Supreme Being and creator of the universe.

The earliest tales of Krishna concern his adventures with the Pandava princes, while later, stories accumulated over the centuries describing his eventful youth, when Krishna used his skillful skills with weapons to defeat myriad fearsome enemies , demons and monsters.