Krishna for Kids - the Hindu god



Krishna was one of the Hindu gods. He was actually just one of the many forms of the god Vishnu. Krishna was thought of as one reincarnation of Vishnu.

Krishna appears in many complicated stories. Sometimes he is a child, and sometimes a flute-player who calls people's souls, and sometimes he is involved in love affairs with Hindu goddesses, and sometimes he is a great leader.

One important appearance of Krishna is in the Bhagavad Gita, where he is the god who tells the young prince how to act, and generally what is good and what is bad.

To find out more about Krishna, check out these books from or from your local library:

Krishna's childhood

Little Krishna, by Harish Johari (2002). Krishna's childhood, retold for kids with illustrations. There are lessons for everyone in Krishna's close relationship with his mother.

Main Hinduism page
Main India page

by Professor K.E. Carr, Portland State University
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