Krishna is a major deity in Hinduism. He is worshipped as the eighth avatar of Vishnu and also as the Supreme god in his own right.
He is the god of protection, compassion, tenderness, and love is one of the most popular and widely revered among Indian divinities.
Krishna’s birthday is celebrated every year by Hindus on Krishna Janmashtami according to the lunisolar Hindu calendar.
Within the Indian epic Mahabharata, Krishna was the son of the Yadava chief Vasudeva and his mother was Devaki. Hence he was known as Vāsudeva-Krishna or Vāsudeva.