"Kansa has a number of children killed in the fear that one
of them will grow up and kill him.
"In Jerusalem Herod does the same: he has any number of
new born babies killed lest one of them later turns out to
be his murderer." (Krishna: The Man and His Philosophy)
The founder of the Hare Krishna movement, Srila
Prabhupada lined out:
"When an Indian calls on Krishna, he often says, ‘Krsta’.
"Krsta is a Sanskrit word meaning ‘attraction’.
"So, when we address God as ‘Christ’, ‘Krsta’, or
‘Krishna’ we indicate the same all-attractive Supreme
Personality of Godhead.
"When Jesus said, "Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed
be Thy name," the name of God was Krsta or Krishna."
"Whether you call God ‘Christ’, ‘Krsta’, or ‘Krishna’,
ultimately you are addressing the same Supreme Personality
"Actually, it doesn’t matter — Krishna or Christ…"
It is hard to ignore a host of likenesses between Jesus
Christ and Lord Krishna.
"From the worldwide web, here a summary of the most
identical similarities between Christ and Krishna:
Similarities in their lives:
• Both are believed to be sons of God since they were
• The births of Jesus of Nazareth and Krishna of Dwarka
as well as their God-designed missions were foretold
• Both were born in unusual places — Christ in a lowly
barn and Krishna in a prison cell
• Both were divinely saved from death pronouncements
• Evil forces pursued both Christ and Krishna in vain
• Christ is often depicted as a shepherd; Krishna was a
• Both appeared at a critical time when their respective
countries were in a torpid state
• Both died of wounds caused by sharp weapons — Christ by
a spear and Krishna by an arrow
• Their teachings are very similar — both emphasize love
• Christ’s death marked the beginning of the age of
Pisces, while Krishna’s death marked the beginning of the
Similarities in their names:
• Christ comes from the Greek word ‘Christos’, which
means ‘the anointed one’; the word ‘Krishna’ in Greek is the
same as ‘Christos’.
• Hindus believe that Jesus, like Lord Krishna, is just
another avatar of the Divine, who descended on Earth to show
humanity the righteous way of life. This is another point
where Krishna resembles Christ, a figure who is both ‘fully
human and fully divine’
• Krishna and Jesus were both saviours of mankind and
avatars of God who have returned to earth at an especially
critical time in the lives of their people
• They both were incarnations of the Divine Being Himself
in human form to teach human beings divine love, divine
power, divine wisdom, and lead the benighted world towards
the light of God
Similarities in their teachings:
• Lord Krishna says in the Bhagavad Gita: "Whenever, O
Arjuna, righteousness declines and unrighteousness prevails,
my body assumes human form and lives as a human being."
He also says: "In order to protect the righteousness and
also to punish the wicked, I incarnate myself on this earth
from time to time."
Jesus says in the Bible: "If God were your Father, you
would love me, for I have come here from God.
"I have not come on my own, but He sent me."
• In the Bhagavad Gita, Lord Krishna said about His
oneness with God:
"I am the way, come to Me … Neither the multitude of gods
nor great sages knows my origin, for I am the source of all
the gods and great sages."
In the Bible, Jesus said similarly in his Gospels:
"I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to
the Father except through me.
"If you really knew me, you would know my Father as
# Krishna advises all men to continue working for the
welfare of the state all through the life: