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.
His idol is shown here as playing flute and showered with flowers.