Krishna is an important God (Param Brahma) in Hinduism. He is considered to have been an avatar of the Vishnu. Krishna is believed to have been a real being who took part in the war known as the Mahabharata. He is a central character in the important Hindu scripture the Bhagavad Gita. Krishna belonged to a nomadic tribe of Abhiras known as Sāttvatas who inhabited the country (Surasena Janapad) near Mathura. These Sāttvatas or more properly the Yadavas of whom they were a branch were mentioned by Panini. Hindu often consider him a warrior, hero, teacher and philosopher and a great leader. He defeated the cruel Abhira King Kansa, who putted his sister, Devāki and her consort Vasudevā to jail.
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- Śrīvāstava, Muralīdhara (1979). Madhyadeśa kī bhāshika paramparā (in Hindi). Anupama Prakāśana.
- Mitra, Khagendranath (1952). The Dynamics of Faith: Comparative Religion. University of Calcutta.
Krishna belongs to a nomadic tribe of Abhiras known as Sāttvatas who inhabited the country near Mathura. These Sāttvatas or more properly the Yadavas of whom they were a branch were mentioned by Panini.
- Tivārī, Śaśi (1969). Sūra ke Kr̥shṇa: eka anuśīlana (in Hindi). Milinda Prakāśana.