Krishna is a Hindu deity, regarded as an avatar of Vishnu and in some monotheistic traditions considered the Supreme Being.
The Symbolism of Krishna
Krishna is often depicted as an infant or young boy playing a flute as in the Bhagavata Purana. In this form, he usually stands with one leg bent in front of the other and raises a flute to his lips, accompanied by cows, emphasising his position as the divine herdsman, Govinda, or with the gopis (milkmaids). Alternatively he is represented as a youthful prince giving direction and guidance as in the Bhagavad Gita. The stories of Krishna appear across a broad spectrum of Hindu philosophical and theological traditions. They portray him in various perspectives: a god-child, a prankster, a model lover, a divine hero and the Supreme Being