What is the meaning of Krishna ?

कृष्णवर्णात्मकत्वाद्वा कृष्ण:  – Due to his black color (कृष्ण वर्ण) , He is called as Krishna


कृषिर्भूवाचक: शब्दो णश्च निवृत्तवाचकः।
विष्णुस्तद्भावयोगाच्च कृष्णो भवति शाश्वत:  – Mahabharata Udyogparva 70.5

This word ‘कृष्’ represent existence and ‘ण’ represents bliss , because Lord Vishnu has these two qualities therefore he is called  Krishna कृष्ण


कृषामि मेदिनीं पार्थ भूत्वा कार्ष्णायसो हल​:
कृष्णो वर्णश्च मे यस्मात्तस्मात्कृष्णोऽहमर्जुन  –  Mahabharata Shantiparva 342.79

O Partha!  I cultivate this earth by using black iron plough and my color is black, therfore O Arjuna ! I am Krishna.

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