The eighth Avatar of Vishnu.
Krishna appeared in Dvapara Yuga 3227 B. C. on the 8th day of the dark phase of the moon in the month of Bhadra (August/September) at midnight.
He passed away 3102 B. C. at newmoon in the month of Phalguna (February/March) in Prabhas. With his passing away Kali Yuga, the dark last Yuga began.
A legend says that when the Gods asked Vishnu to destroy the demon Kamsa, he took one white and one black hair from His head, the white hair became Balarama, the black hair became Krishna. Krishna means dark, he is depicted with dark skin, Balarama with light skin.
In Puri he is worshiped as the Lord of the universe, Jagannatha. Subhadra and Balarama are with him.
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