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Identify the characteristics beliefs and practises associated with Krishna And what is the significance for a devotee of Krishna.
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Identify the characteristics beliefs and practises associated with Krishna
And what is the significance for a devotee of Krishna.
Krishna is believed to be Vishnu's eight incarnations. Vishnu represents the "preserver" status in the Trimurti but is more frequently appreciated in his incarnation as Krishna. Krishna appears in many mythological stories but is most famously remembered for his part in the Bhagvad Gita. This scripture is believed to have been spoken by Krishna himself. Krishna is seen as a king and a conqueror of demons but his followers appear particularly fond of his childhood and youth. His love affair with the beautiful cowherdess, Radha is immensely popular with his followers. In many Indian temples dedicated to Krishna, his followers visit (Darshan) his images and present water for washing, drinking, clothes, flowers, incense and offer praise during their puja. Chanting and singing the Hare Krishna mantra is a very popular activity found in temples. The maha-mantra is a transcendental sound vibration which awakens love of God in the heart and mind. As with all other activities, music is considered a sacred offering to God.
Murti's of Krishna are ritually installed temples, as it
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