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Appellations of Krishna
 
In the Writings of various Religions, Krishna is referred to in many ways. The most common ones are listed below. You may have clicked on one of His appellations which are linked to this glossary entry.
 
Krishna has been given many names and titles by his devotees.
 
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Appellations Meaning Ref
Achala Still Lord 2
Achala  The still one 1
Achyuta  Infallible 1
Achyuta  Infallible Lord 2
Adbhutah Wonderful God 2
Adidev  The Lord Of The Lords 2
Aditya  The Son Of Aditi 2
Ajanma  One Who Is Limitless And Endless 2
Ajaya  The Conqueror Of Life And Death 2
Akshara  Indestructible Lord 2
All Prevailing Lord Vishnu 2
All Attractive Balgopal 2
All Attractive God Mohan 2
All Pleasing Lord Manmohan 2
All Powerful Creator Hiranyagarbha 2
All Prevailing Lord Vasudev 2
All Witnessing Lord Sakshi 2
Amrit  Heavenly nectar or elixir 2
Anandsagar  Compassionate Lord 2
Ananta  The Endless Lord 2
Anantajit  Ever Victorious Lord 2
Anaya  One Who Has No Leader 2
Aniruddha  One Who Cannot Be Obstructed 2
Aparajeet  The Lord Who Cannot Be Defeated 2
Avatar   1
Avyukta  One Who Is As Clear As Crystal 2
Baanke Bihari  corrupt form of Van Ke Vihari which means one who loves to sport in the forests particularly vrindavan 1
Balgopal  The Child Krishna, The All Attractive 2
Balkrishna The Child Krishna 2
Bearer of a discus (chakra) Chakradhari 1
Beautiful Lord Manohar 2
Beautiful Lord Shrikanta 2
Beloved of Nanda Nanda Lal  1
Bihari  One who plays 1
Black deity Kaladev 1
Brajesh  Lord of Braja 1
Bringer of springtime Madhava 1
Brother Of Indra Upendra 2
Chakradhari  the bearer of a discus (chakra) 1
Charioteer Partha sarathy, a reference to his role with regard to Arjuna in the great battle 2
Charioteer Of Partha Arjuna Parthasarthi 2
Chaturbhuj  Four Armed Lord 2
Child Krishna Balkrishna 2
Child Krishna Balgopal 2
Child of Yashoda Yashoda Nandan 1
Compassionate Lord Anandsagar 2
Compassionate Lord Dayanidhi 2
Conqueror Of All Enemies Jayantah 2
Conqueror Of All The Three Worlds Trivikrama 2
Conqueror Of Life And Death Ajaya 2
Cowherd Gopala (more accurately protector of life) 1
Creator Of The Universe Vishwakarma 2
Daamodarah the Lord when He was tied with a cord (daama) round His waist (udara) 1
Damodara the Lord when He was tied with a cord (daama) round His waist (udara) 1
Danavendra  Granter Of Boons 2
Dark Complexioned Lord Shyam 2
Dark Complexioned Lord Krishna 2
Dark rain cloud complexioned one Ghanshyam 1
Dayalu  Repository Of Compassion 2
Dayanidhi  The Compassionate Lord 2
Devadidev  The God Of The Gods 2
Devakinandan  Son Of Mother Devaki 2
Devesh  Lord Of The Lords 2
Dharmadhyaksha  The Lord of Dharma 2
Dinabandu  Friend of the afflicted 1
Dínánáth  Refuge of destitutes 1
Dravin  The one who has no Enemies 2
Dwarakadish  Lord of Dwaraka 1
Dwarakanath  Lord of Dwaraka 1
Dwarkapati  Lord Of Dwarka 2
Endless Lord Ananta 2
Eternal Lord Sanatana 2
Ever Victorious Lord Anantajit 2
Flute Playing God Murlimanohar 2
Flute Playing Lord Murali 2
Formless Lord Vardhamaanah 2
Four Armed Lord Chaturbhuj 2
Friend of the afflicted Dinabandu 1
Ghanshyam  Dark rain cloud complexioned one 1
Giridhari  he who lifted a hill (Govardhana hill) 1
God Ishvara 1
God Of The Gods Devadidev 2
Gopal  One Who Plays With The Cowherds, The Gopas 2
Gopala  cowherd; protector of cows (more accurately protector of life) 1
Gopalpriya  Lover Of Cowherds 2
Gopinath  Lord of the gopis, or cowherd women. 1
Govinda  One Who Pleases The Cows, The Land And The Entire Nature 2
Govinda  protector of cows; also connected with Govardhana Hill. 1
Granter Of Boons Danavendra 2
Guruvayoorappan  Lord of the temple Guruvayoor, constructed by the Guru of Devas Brihaspati and Vayu . 1
Gyaneshwar  The Lord Of Knowledge 2
Handsome Lord Sudarshana 2
Hari  The Lord Of Nature 2
Hari  one who takes away sins, or who wards off samsara, the cycle of birth and death 1
He who gives you Mukti Mukund 1
He who lifted a hill (Govardhana hill) Giridhari 1
Heavenly nectar or elixir Amrit 2
Highest Brahman Parambrahman 1
Highest god Parameshvara 1
Highest Ishvara Parameshvara 1
Hiranyagarbha  The All Powerful Creator 2
Hrishikesh  The Lord Of All Senses 2
Hrshikesha  (Sanskrit: हृषीकेश) is a name of Vishnu that means 'lord of the senses'. 1
Indestructible Lord Akshara 2
Infallible Achyuta 1
Infallible Lord Achyuta 2
Intelligent Lord Sumedha 2
Ishvara  God 1
Jagadguru  Preceptor Of The Universe 2
Jagadisha  Protector Of All 2
Jagannath  Lord Of The Universe 2
Jagannatha  lord of all places (see also Juggernaut). 1
Janardhana  One Who Bestows Boons On One And All 1
Jayantah  Conqueror Of All Enemies 2
Jyotiraaditya  The Resplendence Of The Sun 2
Kahan   1
Kaladev  the black deity 1
Kamalnath  The Lord Of Goddess Lakshmi 2
Kamalnayan  The Lord With Lotus Shaped Eyes 2
Kamsantak  Slayer Of Kamsa 2
Kanha   1
Kanhaiya   1
Kanjalochana  The Lotus Eyed God 2
Keshava long haired, beautiful haired 1
Keshava  One Who Has Long, Black Matted Locks 2
Killer of demon Madhu Madhusudanah 1
Killer of the asura named Mora Morari 1
King Of The Yadav Clan Yadavendra 2
Knowledge Filled God Madhava 2
Krishna  Dark Complexioned Lord 2
Lakshmikantam  The Lord Of Goddess Lakshmi 2
Lokadhyaksha  Lord Of All The Three Lokas (Worlds) 2
Long haired, beautiful haired Keshava 1
Lord Of All Beings Paramatma 2
Lord Of All Creatures Prajapati 2
Lord Of All Demi Gods Suresham 2
Lord Of All Gods Sarveshwar 2
Lord of all places Jagannatha 1
Lord Of All Senses Hrishikesh 2
Lord Of All The Three Lokas (Worlds) Lokadhyaksha 2
Lord of Braja Brajesh 1
Lord of Dharma Dharmadhyaksha 2
Lord Of Dharma Vrishaparvaa 2
Lord of Dwaraka Dwarakanath 1
Lord of Dwaraka Dwarakadish 1
Lord Of Dwarka Dwarkapati 2
Lord Of Goddess Lakshmi Kamalnath 2
Lord Of Goddess Lakshmi Lakshmikantam 2
Lord Of Heavens Swargapati 2
Lord Of Indra Mahendra 2
Lord Of Knowledge Gyaneshwar 2
Lord Of Love Madan 2
Lord Of Nature Hari 2
Lord Of The Beautiful Evenings Shyamsundara 2
Lord of the gopis, or cowherd women. Gopinath 1
Lord Of The Lords Adidev 2
Lord Of The Lords Devesh 2
Lord of the temple Guruvayoor Guruvayoorappan 1
Lord Of The Universe Jagannath 2
Lord of the Yogis Yogeshwara 1
Lord Of Vaikuntha, The Heavenly Abode Vaikunthanatha 2
Lord Who Cannot Be Defeated Aparajeet 2
Lord Who Has A Lotus Shaped Navel Padmanabha 2
Lord Who Has A Peacock Feathered Crest Mayur 2
Lord With Lotus Shaped Eyes Kamalnayan 2
Lotus Eyed God Kanjalochana 2
Lover Of Cowherds Gopalpriya 2
Lover of Radha Radha Vallabha  1
Madan  The Lord Of Love 2
Madhava  bringer of springtime 1
Madhava  Knowledge Filled God 2
Madhusudan  Slayer Of Demon Madhu 2
Madhusudanah  killer of demon Madhu 1
Mahendra  Lord Of Indra 2
makan (butter) chor Navaneethachora 2
Manmohan  All Pleasing Lord 2
Manohar  Beautiful Lord 2
Mayur  The Lord Who Has A Peacock Feathered Crest 2
Mohan  All Attractive God 2
Morari  killer of the asura named Mora 1
Most Glorious Lord Shreshta 2
Mukhilan The one with the complexion similar to the rain clouds 1
Mukund He who gives you Mukti 1
Murali  The Flute Playing Lord 2
Murlidhar  One Who Holds The Flute 2
Murlimanohar  The Flute Playing God 2
Nanda Gopal   1
Nanda Lal  Beloved of Nanda 1
Nandakumara  Son of Nanda 2
Nandgopala  The Son Of Nand 2
Narayana  The Refuge Of Everyone 2
Navaneethachora  makan (butter) chor 2
Niranjana  The Unblemished Lord 2
Nirguna  Without Any Properties 2
Of The Form Of The Entire Universe Vishwamurti 2
Omniscient Lord Sarvajana 2
One Who Bestows Boons On One And All Janardhana 1
One Who Cannot Be Obstructed Aniruddha 2
One Who Displays The Universal Form Vishwarupa 2
One Who Has Hands Like Lotus Padmahasta 2
One Who Has Long, Black Matted Locks Keshava 2
One who has no Enemies Dravin 2
One Who Has No Leader Anaya 2
One Who Holds The Flute Murlidhar 2
One Who Is As Clear As Crystal Avyukta 2
One Who Is Limitless And Endless Ajanma 2
One who plays Bihari 1
One Who Plays With The Cowherds Gopal 2
One Who Pleases The Cows, The Land And The Entire Nature Govinda 2
One Who Speaks Only The Truth Satyavachana 2
One Who Vanquishes Thousands Sahasrajit 2
One Whose Eye Is The Sun Ravilochana 2
Padmahasta  One Who Has Hands Like Lotus 2
Padmanabha  The Lord Who Has A Lotus Shaped Navel 2
Panduranga   1
Parabrahmana  The Supreme Absolute Truth 2
Paramatma  Lord Of All Beings 2
Parambrahman the highest Brahman 1
Parameshvara the highest Ishvara, the highest god 1
Parampurush  Supreme Personality 2
Partha sarathy  Charioteer, a reference to his role with regard to Arjuna in the great battle 1
Parthasarthi  Charioteer Of Partha Arjuna 2
Patitapavana  Purifier of the fallen 1
Peaceful Lord Shantah 2
Prajapati  Lord Of All Creatures 2
Preceptor Of The Universe Jagadguru 2
Protector Of All Sarvapalaka 2
Protector Of All Jagadisha 2
protector of cows Govinda; also connected with Govardhana Hill. 1
Protector of cows Gopala (more accurately protector of life) 1
Punyah  Supremely Pure 2
Purifier of the fallen Patitapavana 1
Purshottam  The Supreme Soul 2
Radha Vallabha  lover of Radha 1
Ranchhodrai  When he refused to fight the war and fled to Dwarka for the sake of peace. Dakor, Gujarat has a popular temple of Ranchhodraiji. Ran  1
Ravilochana  One Whose Eye Is The Sun 2
Refuge of destitutes Dínánáth 1
Refuge Of Everyone Narayana 2
Repository Of Compassion Dayalu 2
Resplendence Of The Sun Jyotiraaditya 2
Sahasraakash  Thousand Eyed Lord 2
Sahasrajit  One Who Vanquishes Thousands 2
Sakshi  All Witnessing Lord 2
Sanatana  The Eternal Lord 2
Sarvajana  Omniscient Lord 2
Sarvapalaka  Protector Of All 2
Sarveshwar  Lord Of All Gods 2
Satyavachana  One Who Speaks Only The Truth 2
Satyavrata  The Truth Dedicated Lord 2
Shantah  Peaceful Lord 2
Shreshta  The Most Glorious Lord 2
Shrikanta  Beautiful Lord 2
Shyam  Dark Complexioned Lord 2
Shyamasundara  the beautiful, dark one 1
Shyamsundara  Lord Of The Beautiful Evenings 2
Skilful And Efficient Lord Vishwadakshinah 2
Slayer Of Demon Madhu Madhusudan 2
Slayer Of Kamsa Kamsantak 2
Son Of Mother Devaki Devakinandan 2
Son Of Nand Nandgopala 2
Son of Nanda Nandakumara 2
Son of the Yadu dynasty Yadhunandan 1
Son of Vasudeva Krishna Vaasudeva  1
Son of Vasudeva Vásudeva 1
Soul Of The Universe Vishwatma 2
Still Lord Achala 2
Still one Achala 1
Sudarshana  Handsome Lord 2
Sumedha  Intelligent Lord 2
Sun of Reality   [FWU]
Supreme Absolute Truth Parabrahmana 2
Supreme Master Yogi 2
Supreme Personality Parampurush 2
Supremely Pure Punyah 2
Suresham  Lord Of All Demi Gods 2
Swargapati  Lord Of Heavens 2
The All Attractive Balgopal 2
The All Powerful Creator Hiranyagarbha 2
The bearer of a discus (chakra) Chakradhari 1
The beautiful, dark one Shyamasundara 1
The black deity Kaladev 1
The Child Krishna Balkrishna 2
The Child Krishna Balgopal 2
The Compassionate Lord Dayanidhi 2
The Conqueror Of Life And Death Ajaya 2
The Endless Lord Ananta 2
The Eternal Lord Sanatana 2
The Flute Playing God Murlimanohar  2
The Flute Playing Lord Murali 2
The Formless Lord Vardhamaanah 2
The God Of The Gods Devadidev 2
The highest Brahman Parambrahman 1
The highest god Parameshvara 1
The highest Ishvara Parameshvara 1
The Lord Of All Senses Hrishikesh 2
The Lord of Dharma Dharmadhyaksha 2
The Lord Of Goddess Lakshmi Lakshmikantam 2
The Lord Of Goddess Lakshmi Kamalnath 2
The Lord Of Knowledge Gyaneshwar 2
The Lord Of Love Madan 2
The Lord Of Nature Hari 2
The Lord Of The Lords Adidev 2
The Lord of the Yogis Yogeshwara 1
The Lord Who Cannot Be Defeated Aparajeet 2
The Lord Who Has A Lotus Shaped Navel Padmanabha 2
The Lord Who Has A Peacock Feathered Crest Mayur 2
The Lord With Lotus Shaped Eyes Kamalnayan 2
The Lotus Eyed God Kanjalochana 2
The Most Glorious Lord Shreshta 2
The one who has no Enemies Dravin 2
The one with the complexion similar to the rain clouds Mukhilan 1
The Refuge Of Everyone Narayana 2
The Resplendence Of The Sun Jyotiraaditya 2
The Son Of Nand Nandgopala  2
The still one Achala 1
The Supreme Absolute Truth Parabrahmana 2
The Supreme Master Yogi 2
The Supreme Soul Purshottam 2
The Truth Dedicated Lord Satyavrata 2
The Unblemished Lord Niranjana 2
Thousand Eyed Lord Sahasraakash 2
Trivikrama  Conqueror Of All The Three Worlds 2
Truth Dedicated Lord Satyavrata 2
Unblemished Lord Niranjana 2
Upendra  Brother Of Indra 2
Vaikunthanatha  Lord Of Vaikuntha, The Heavenly Abode 2
Vardhamaanah  The Formless Lord 2
Vasudev  All Prevailing Lord 2
Vásudeva, Krishna Vaasudeva  son of Vasudeva 1
Vishnu All Prevailing Lord 2
Vishwadakshinah  Skilful And Efficient Lord 2
Vishwakarma  Creator Of The Universe 2
Vishwamurti  Of The Form Of The Entire Universe 2
Vishwarupa  One Who Displays The Universal Form 2
Vishwatma  Soul Of The Universe 2
Vrishaparvaa  Lord Of Dharma 2
Without Any Properties Nirguna 2
Wonderful God Adbhutah 2
Yadavendra  King Of The Yadav Clan 2
Yadhunandan  Son of the Yadu dynasty 1
Yashoda Nandan child of Yashoda 1
Yogeshwara  the Lord of the Yogis 1
Yogi  The Supreme Master 2
Yoginampati  Lord Of The Yogis 2
[ABG]
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See also:  Krishna
 
Sources
1. Wikipedia - Krishna
2. 108 names and titles from the Gaudiya Vaishnavism tradition - Wikipedia - Krishna
 
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