Krishna is the eigth incarnation of Hindu god Vishnu - the Preserver.
Krishna is incarnated in the Dvapar Yuga, which is one of the epochs in the Hindu four-age cycle.
He was born to Vasudeva and Devaki who were kept in captive in a prison cell by Devaki's brother, Kansa, when Krishna was born.
Krishna is a central character in the Hindu epic, Mahabharata, and had narrated the famous Hindu sacred text, Bhagvad Gita.
He is shown with his companion Radha. Radha was a gopika - a cowherd girl.
She is considered to be an avatar (incarnation) of Hindu Goddess Lakshmi. She was born in Barsana, a village near Krishna's birthplace Mathura.
Goddess Radha was mentioned first time in the text Geet Govinda, composed by a 12th century poet, Jaydev.
The Love between Radha and Krishna is considered of highest spiritual level and devoid of selfishness.
Krishna and Radha are depicted here as playing merrily in a swing along the bank of river Yamuna.
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