Krishna – An avatar of Vishnu that appeared on earth to restore the Dharma (the Hindu's path in life, the moral foundations)
To reach the crib full of fish the nanny (Krishna) had to restore her path before she could get them out.
Krishna, who has had great influence over Indian thought, life, and culture, is worshipped as the eighth incarnation, or avatar, of the Hindu god Vishnu.
However, Krishna is also seen as a supreme god in his own right.
He is a considered to be a cosmic musician and the tune he plays on his transcendental flute is believed to be charged with cosmic energy.
Krishna is the most popular of Vishnu's avatars, closest to the heart of the Hindu masses. He was dark and extremely handsome – the word Krishna means 'black', and black has an air of mystery about it.
Most Hindus consider Krishna to be their leader, hero, protector, philosopher, teacher and friend.
Lord Krishna is believed to have lived on earth during the period between 3200 and 3100 BCE. The birthday of Krishna, known as Janmashtami, is a special occasion for Hindus that is celebrated around the world.