Christ vs. Krishna


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Known for Founder of Christianity according to the Christian faith. Voice in the Bhagavad-Gita, one of the most important pieces of literature in Hinduism.
Appears in The Gospels and the Koran (Qur'an) The Mahabharata
Ethnicity Palestinian Jew Indian
Raised in Nazareth in ancient Israel Gokul/Dwarika
Born in Bethlehem in Judea Mathura
Role in Godhead Second Person of the Christian Trinity Avatar of Vishnu (God as preserver of the universe), one of the gods on the Hindu Trimurti.
Foster mother N/A Yashoda
Birth mother The Virgin Mary Devaki
Foster father St. Joseph Nanda
Cause of death Crucifixion Arrow shot by a hunter, thinking to be a bird.
Incarnation Affirmed in Christianity Affirmed in Hinduism
Father God the Father according to Christianity Vasudeva, king of Mathura
Hinduism N/A An avatar of Vishnu.
Chief rival The devil (a satan) Kansa, king
Siblings This is debated between Catholics and Protestants. In Catholicism, The "brothers and sisters of Our Lord", that are listed in the Gospels were His cousins. Eg: St. James, the "brother of Our Lord," is identified as "the son of Alpheus." Balaram (foster brother), Subhadra (sister)

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