Krishna (कृष्ण in Devanagari, kṛṣṇa in IAST ) is a deity worshipped across many traditions of Hinduism.
Lord Krishna's birthday, Srijayanti or Krishnashtami also known as Janmashtami is one of the most popular festival in India.
Once as we were celebrating this at home, I realised that there were many similarities between Krishna and Jesus.
Jesus and Krishna were called both a God and the Son of God.
Both were sent from heaven to earth in the form of a man.
Both were called Savior, and the second person of the Trinity.
Both had an adoptive human father who was a carpenter.
Krishna and Jesus were of royal descent.
Both were visited at birth by wise men and shepherds, guided by a star.
Angels in both cases issued a warning that the local dictator planned to kill the baby and had issued a decree for his assassination. The parents fled. Mary and Joseph stayed in Muturea; Krishna's parents stayed in Mathura.
Both claimed: "I am the Resurrection."
Both performed many miracles, including the healing of disease. One of the first miracles that both performed was to make a leper whole.
Both selected disciples to spread his teachings.
Both celebrated a last supper. Both forgave his enemies.
Both descended into Hell, and were resurrected. Many people witnessed their ascensions into heaven.
In addition to the above points of correspondence, there may be one more similarity: they may have both been crucified.
The festival which is in August looks like Christmas eve, people make also a crib with baby Krishna.
For Baby Krishna I used a picture of Tejasvi (which means "brilliant") who is the son of our workshop manager in Varanasi.
I was funny to work on this image according the classic Hindu iconography.
Happy Janmashtami to everyone...!!!
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