Hinduism is the oldest religion in the world. No single person founded it. But over the centuries many religious thinkers developed the Hindu way of life. Hindus believe that Krishna is the Supreme Being, who lived on earth as a man to save people from evil. This book tells you all about Krishna, who he was, how he grew up and what he did. It explains his teaching, how it is written down in Hindu sacred texts, and how Hindus worship Krishna as a god of love. Four stories retell key moments in his life: from his birth to his childhood antics, his marriage, his reign as a prince and his achievements, to finally how he died. There is also information on Krishna and food, places that are sacred to him, festivals, and how his influence on Hinduism has lasted to the present day.
Kerena Marchant was born in Tehran, Iran, and studied Theology at Bristol University, focusing on Islam and Indian religions. She has worked with members of different beliefs all over the world for BBC Religious Programmes, and now works in BBC Educational Broadcasting on multimedia resources for schools. The consultant: Joniah Parthasarathi was born and educated in Tamil Nadu, India. He studied Community Religious Studies and worked as a Faith Tutor at the Interfaith Education Centre in Bradford, UK. He is now the secretary of the Hindu Education Council (Yorkshire).