Pronunciation: (krish'nu),[key] —n. 1. Hinduism.an avatar of Vishnu and one of the most popular of Indian deities, who appears in the Bhagavad-Gita as the teacher of Arjuna.
2. Informal.See Hare Krishna. 3. Formerly, Kistna. a river in S India, flowing E from the Western Ghats to the Bay of Bengal. 800 mi. (1290 km) long.
4. a male given name.