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Objects Related To Supreme Lord Krishna And Their Meanings!

The main character of the Bhagwad Gita, the most popular and loved God from Hindu mythology mighty Lord Krishna. Krishna is so much a part of life of people that Krishna seems to be a living God. Krishna is considered to be the avatar, a reincarnation of Lord Vishnu just like Lord Rama. The teachings of Shri Krishna from Bhagwad Gita are the fundamentals you can base your life on.

Also Read: 10 Reasons Why Krishna Is The World’s Greatest Teacher!

We all have seen many pictures of Lord Krishna and in each of them, He is shown adorning different ornaments. But it is worth pointing out that every object has many commonalities. There is nothing illogical in Hinduism. We bring you the beliefs behind what Lord Krishna holds in his hand and the reason behind it?

Shankh (Conch)


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Stands for the five elements and eternity. These elements are Earth, Air, Fire, Water, and Aether. Lord Vishnu issued the Omkara or the primordial sound Aum through His conch.

Sudarshana Chakra (Discus)

Lord krishna

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It means a wheel or force field. It is also the symbol of the mind. It was made by Lord Shiva and gifted to Lord Vishnu as a token of love. The story of Lord Vishnu’s most excellent devotion to Lord Shiva is relayed in a story where Lord Vishnu offered a thousand lotuses to Lord Shiva every day. One day in order to test the sincerity of Lord Vishnu, Lord Shiva hid one of the lotuses. When Lord Vishnu discovered that He was one lotus short, in order to complete his vrata, he plucked one of his eyes out and offered it to Lord Shiva. Lord Shiva became highly pleased and gifted Sudarshana Chakra to Lord Vishnu.

Kaumodaki Gada (Mace)

Lord krishna

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The gada – a symbol of strength – was a common weapon for hand-to-hand combat and was regarded as the strongest of weapons. Thus, a known symbol for the strengths of Lord Vishnu.

Kamal  (Lotus) 


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The symbol of the cosmos. It is also the symbol of purity & transcendence. Lotus rests on water but it does not touch it.

Murali (Flute)

Lord krishna

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It symbolizes divine music. It is the call from the Lord, inviting every creature to His abode. Lord Krishna is the ideal of divine love, the God of love. The flute also symbolizes a human heart, which is made hollow (i.e. free from worldly thoughts). Only such a heart qualifies to become a flute for the God of love to play upon. When the heart is not empty, i.e. it is occupied with thoughts pertaining to worldly pains and pleasures, there is no scope for divine love.

Mor Pankh (Peacock feathers) 

Lord krishna

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They are a symbol of beauty and knowledge. Krishna had a persona anyone could get attracted with. And the spiritual & yudh knowledge of Krishna is known the world over.

Information Source Love Krishna 

Devashish Vaid
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