) is a major Hindu deity worshiped in a variety of different perspectives.Krishna is recognised as the Svayam Bhagavan in his own right or as the complete/absolute incarnation of Lord Vishnu.Krishna is one of the most widely revered and popular of all Hindu deities.
The anecdotes and narratives of Krishna, in topic, are generally titled as Krishna Leela.
Worship of the deity Krishna, either in the form of deity Krishna or in the form of Vasudeva, Bala Krishna or Gopala can be traced to as early as the 4th Century BC.
Worship of Krishna as Svayam Bhagavan, or the Supreme Being known as Krishnaism, arose in the Middle Ages in the context of the Bhakti movement.
From the 10th Century AD, Krishna became a favorite subject in performing arts and regional traditions of devotion developed for forms of Krishna, such as Jagannatha in Odisha, Vithoba in Maharashtra and Shrinathji in Rajasthan.
Since the 1960s the worship of Krishna has also spread to the Western world and to Africa largely due to the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON).
Some religiously oriented scholars have tried to calculate dates for the birth of Krishna, some believing that Krishna, under the name of "Vasudeva Govinda Krishna Shauri," flourished as the ruler of Shuraseni and Vrishni tribes on the now-submerged island of Dwaraka (off the coast of Gujarat, India) sometime between 32 BC.As a name of Vishnu, Krishna is listed as the 57th name in the Vishnu Sahasranama.Based on his name, Krishna is often depicted in murtis as black or blue-skinned.Krishna is also known by various other names, epithets and titles, which reflect his many associations and attributes.Among the most common names are Mohnish "Attractive God," Mohan "enchanter," Govinda, "Finder of 'Go' - Veda or the cows" or Gopala, "Protector of the 'Go' - "Soul" or the cows" as 'Govinda' (like cowherds who protect cows, the Lord protect the souls of the living beings) which refer to Krishna's childhood in Braj (in present-day Uttar Pradesh).Krishna is easily recognized by his representations. Thus, it seems that the Indus valley people knew stories related to Krishna.