Religious Glossary - common terms used related to Religion
Krishna - Perhaps the best-known Hindu deity in the
West, Krishna, an incarnation of Vishnu (sometimes perceived
as the sustainer, in trinity with Brahma the creator and Shiva
the destroyer), is the Divine Teacher in the Bhagavad Gita.
Rama, also an incarnation of Vishnu, is the hero of the epic
poem, Ramayana. He and his wife Sita are considered the ideal
husband and wife. (ZooFence)
Krishna and Rama are the two most famous earthly incarnations
of Vishnu. Many legends surround the figure of Krishna as
a great hero and teacher. In more recent legends he is often
represented as a young and amorous flute playing shepherd,
the eighth son of Vasudeva.
In Vaishnava Hindu thinking, Krishna is the supreme personality
of the godhead and all other gods, and living entities are
his servants. He is unborn and eternal. He is usually pictured
as black, in a dancing posture, and playing a flute. He is
the speaker of the Bhagavad-gita, which is considered like
the Bible of Indian philosophy.