The words originate from the Sanskrit word krsna, which is primarily objective meaning black, dark or dark blue. The waning moon is called Krishna paksha, releating to objective meaning darkening. Krishna’s easily recognized by his representations though his skin color may be as black and dark in some representations. Govinda was usually shown with blue skin, he often shown wearing silk dhoti and peacock feather crown. Hari playing with flute, he usually stands with one leg bent in the front of other with a flute raised to his lips, in the Tribhanga posture.
The date of Krishna’s birth, known as Janmashtami .When mother earth became upset by the sin being committed on earth, she thought of seeking help of lord Vishnu. She went in the form of cow to visit lord Vishnu and ask for help. Lord Vishnu agreed to help her and promised her that he would be born on earth. On the earth in the Yadavas clan, he was Yadavas according to his birth prince named Kansa sent his father Ugrasena to prison and became the king himself.One day the loud voice from sky that the 8 son of his sister kill the Kansa. Out of affection for however, he send his sister and her husband to prison.
Lord Vishnu himself later appeared to them and told them that he himself would be eighth son and kill Kansa and destroy sin in the world. Devaki married to Vasudeva and had already born 7(seven) children. Mathura was the capital of Yadavas, to which Krishna parents Vasudeva and Devaki belonged. King Kansa afraid from a prophecy a divine voice from the heavens that predicted his death at the Devaki from the “Garbha”. Kansa had the couple locked in the prison cell. After he killed seventh child. In reality, the womb was actually transferred to Rohini secretly.Once again Devaki was pregnant. Due to the miscarriage ,the Kansa was puzzle regarding the eighth one but his ministers advised him that the divine voice of the heavens emphasize the eighth garbha and this is the one.
That night Krishna was born in the Abhijit nakshatra and simultaneously Ekanamsha was born as Yogamaya in Gokulam to Nanda and Yashoda.Since Vasudeva knew Krishna’s life in danger. hari was taken out secretly of the prison cell to be raised by his foster parents, yashoda and nanda in gokula. That hari childhood can even inspired other religions to look for lila in deities so that they have a chance to experience a part of their faith that they may not have previously seen.