Vishnu Avatar 08. Krishna

Krishna is one of the most complex figures in Hinduism. He is seen as the dark half of a cycle of the moon Cycle of Day Dharma + Murti or A-hinsa > emanations of Vishnu Nara Krishna Arjuna Narayana (cf. {-sUnu}) White Black Dawn Night Day Cycle of Month Day Night Waxing Moon Waning Moon Shukla Paksha Krishna Paksha (Shukra, Venus) Cycle of Year 21.12 -20-6 21.06 -20.12 Male Female Cycle of Eternity Creative Potency Creator Balarama Krishna Krishna corresponds to Avatar 8 of Vishnu: Righteous Cowherd. In the Vaisnavite tradition he is avatar 9