The Bhagavad Gita Characters

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Krishna

Krishna is a form of the deity Vishnu, who is the Sustainer of the Universe. He is a main character in the Bhagavadgita. He is the 9th incarnation of Vishnu. Apparently, the Hindus have lists of how many incarnations of certain godforms there will be in a given timespan.

Krishna has sometimes been called the "blue god" and has also often been associated with love. However, within the context of the Bhagavadgita which is one of the earlier of Krishna's reknowned appearances, he is not blue at all, but rather "dark."

In the book he is an Indian man in a chariot. He is there to participate in a war. With him is an archer who is also a Prince, named Arjuna. Arjuna has a gigantic personal crisis; he is on the battlefield, the fighting is about to begin and he says to his companion Krishna that he...

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