Different Names of Shri Krishna

 

The eighth incarnation of Lord Vishnu, Shri Krishna is known by different names. Most of his names have some inherent meaning. Indeed, he is the most honored God according to the Hindu religion. Legends have that the family priest, Acharya Garga of the Yadavas named the Lord as the ‘Shri Krishna’. The name has its reference in the dark complexion of the God. Besides, the God is also popularly known as ‘Shyamsundar’ for the same reason. However, the good was good looking with chiseled features.

Check out some of the well known names of Shri Krishna with its meanings:


Names of Shri Krishna Meaning
Madhav Husband of Lakshmi, goddess of fortune
Giridhari The lifter of Govardhan Hill
Banvari Resident of groves of Vrindavan
Gopal Protector of Cows
Anant the Infinite
Ajay Victorious
Murlidhar The one with Flute
Niranjan Honorable
Hari Shri Hari or God
Ananghaya The One without Sins
Ilapataye Lord of Earth
Govinda Lord of Cows
Vasudev Son of Vasudev
Parthasarthi Chariot driver of Arjuna
Jagannath Lord of the World
Govardhanchalo Dhartreya The Lifter of Govardhan Hill
Sarva Palakaya Protector of all beings
Baline All-powerful Lord
Syamantake Maner Hartre One who stole Syamantaka gem
Madhughne Killer of demon Madhu
Brindavane Sancarine One roaming in Brindavan city
Kama Janakaye One generating desires in worldly mind
Vishnava To Lord Vishnu
Satyabhama Rataya Lover of Satyabhama
Satyavacha Speaker of truth
Vidurakrura Varadaya Giver of boon to Vidur and Akrur
Jayine The ever victorious Lord
Mushtikasura Chanura Mallayudha One who is an expert wrestler, killed two demons Mushtikasura and Chanura
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