Krishna is the embodiment of intellectual and spiritual glory.
No other single idea has so much influenced the course of India's religion, philosophy, art and literature as the life and personality of Krishna.
This is the first known record that other than Indian-born person became a follower of Vishnu (Vaishnava).
This was regarded as a grandiose metaphor, part of a story filled with great myths. and occurs in the Palitana Plates of Samanta Simhaditya."He (Krishna) is so fundamentally the God, who is human in everything, who bends in human sympathy over the cradle of the babe, who sympathizes with the play of the youth, who is the friend of the lover, the blesser of the bridegroom and the bride, who smiles on the young mother when her first born lies in her arms, everywhere the God of love and human happiness; what wonder that his winsome grace has fascinated the hearts of men." combines within himself the divinity of the Indian Shiva, the virility of the Greek Heracles, the simplicity of the Judian Christ, the tenderness of the Buddha, the calm, austerity and learning of any teacher of the Upanishads."The first possible recorded instance of a Krishna who may be identified with the deity can be found in the Chandogya Upanishad (ca. The teacher Ghora Angirasa discusses the nature of the soul with Krishna, the son of Devaki.However, this teacher is never mentioned in connection with Krishna in later works nor does any ancient or medieval author quote this instance of Krishna, the deity.C) makes the first reference to the deification of Vasudeva. The figures of Krishna and Balarama are shown on his coins found in the excavations at Al-Khanuram in Afghanistan.He says that Heracles (who is closest to Krishna-Vasudeva) was held in high regard by the Sourasenoi (Surasenas) who possessed two large cities namely Methora (Mathura) and Cleisobora (Krishnapura, that is Vraja and Vrindavana). He also had written on his columns inscription that "Three immortal precepts when practiced lead to heavenself-restraint, charity, and conscientiousness." These three virtues appear in the exact same order in the great epic - The column was ordered by Heliodurus, a Greek or Greek-named envoy of the Indo-Bactrian king, Antialkidas.