Krishna is a Hindu deity and is considered to be the eight incarnation (avatar) of Lord Vishnu. He is also known as Govinda, Mukunda, Madhusudhana, and Vasudeva. He is a central character in the Hindu epic, the Mahabharata, and is revered as the supreme deity in the Bhagavad Gita.
Krishna is often depicted as a young man playing a flute, and is revered for his mischievous personality, as well as his wisdom and teachings. He is also known for his role in the Mahabharata war, where he served as the charioteer and advisor to Prince Arjuna.
In Hinduism, Krishna is considered to be a symbol of love, truth, and righteousness. His teachings, as recorded in the Bhagavad Gita, emphasize the importance of selfless action, detachment, and devotion to God.
The festival of Janmashtami, which celebrates the birth of Krishna, is widely celebrated in India and Nepal with great enthusiasm. Devotees fast, sing devotional songs, and perform plays depicting the life of Krishna.