Krishna vs. Rama

Krishna
Rama

In Hindu mythology, Rama and Krishna are both avatars of Lord Vishnu. Among the 10 most famous incarnations (avatars) of Lord Vishnu, Rama is the 7th avatar and Krishna the 8th.

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Krishna

Krishna

Rama

Rama
Appears in The Mahabharata The Ramayana
Known for Voice in the Bhagavad-Gita, one of the most important pieces of literature in Hinduism. Righteousness; Rama is called "Purushottam" (the best among men)
Role in Godhead Avatar of Vishnu (God as preserver of the universe), one of the gods on the Hindu Trimurti. Avatar of Vishnu, one of the gods of the Hindu Trimurti.
Foster father Nanda None
Raised in Gokul/Dwarika Ayodhya
Chief rival Kansa, king Ravana, king of Lanka
Ethnicity Indian Indian
Foster mother Yashoda None
Born in Mathura Ayodhya
Birth mother Devaki Kausalya, King Dasaratha's first wife
Father Vasudeva, king of Mathura Dasaratha, king of Ayodhya
Hinduism An avatar of Vishnu. An avatar of Vishnu.
Incarnation Affirmed in Hinduism Affirmed in Hinduism
Siblings Balaram (foster brother), Subhadra (sister) Lakshman, Bharata, Shatrughna (all brothers)

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