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Krishna's Incarnations

Krishna frequently visits Earth, in as many avataras—“incarnations”—as the ocean has waves. He either comes Himself, sends representatives, or comes in disguise.

His lilas—“pastimes”—are so uncommon and amazing that people are still talking about them thousands and millions of years later (they're also impossible for anyone else to imitate).

His mission each time is to free the righteous from the bondage of temporary, material existence and to rid the world of villains. The Srimad-Bhagavatam describes many of Krishna’s incarnations. It also gives us a glimpse into the "private life of God"—Krishna Himself interacting with His devotees.


  • Krishna's latest incarnation, Chaitanya Mahaprabhu—in 1486 A.D., Krishna appeared as His own greatest devotee, to show the most authorized way to worship and serve God.

  • When God Descends—an in-depth essay on the phenomenon of God's many appearances on Earth, discussing His mission, His motives, the different forms in which He manifests, and how His appearances are meant to affect humanity.

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