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Kṛṣṇa (lit. black, dark blue, dark) is one of most important and popular gods in Hinduism, venerated from early times as a clan god, an epic hero, and the God of the Bhagavadgītā and the Bhāgavatapurāṇa, and later worshipped in various devotional …

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Angelika Malinar, “Kṛṣṇa”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Edited by: Knut A. Jacobsen, Helene Basu, Angelika Malinar, Vasudha Narayanan. Consulted online on 16 February 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2212-5019_beh_COM_1030100>
First published online: 2012

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