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 Topic: Krishna and Krishna

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Joined: 23 Feb 2008
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Posted: 24 Feb 2008, 12:37 am    Post subject: Krishna and Krishna Reply with quote

I was reading an article on this site called "Indian Art" and it had a glaring and borderline offensive error.

The quote from the article goes, "Krishna the cow herder (not to be confused with Krishna from the Mahabharata)..." Of course they're not to be confused; they're the same guy! Krishna the cow herder, also called Govinda, is the same as Krishna the god-king that Arjuna turns to in Mahabharata/Bhagavad Gita.

An instance occures in Mahabharata where Arjuna's wife Draupadi, while being disrobed by his enemies, cries out, "Oh Krishna, oh Govinda, beloved of Radha and the Gopis, please help me!" (I suppose it helps that Krishna and Draupadi were lovers once)

Otherwise, the article is factually accurate, but it omits when Arjuna became a woman while mourning for Krishna, and also when Arjuna and Krishna had their feet in each other's lap (I bet Krishna's feet were amazingly soft - purr)
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