Krishna on Coins- (Part II)

01 Apr 2017  Sat

Yesterday we read an article on a coin having Krishna with his female attendants. Today we will see Balkrishna on coins!

Bala Krishna literally means child Krishna and sometimes is translated to "Divine Child Krishna". His Bal roop is known for his naughtiness and sometimes his protective nature too. Baby Krishna roop is the cutest avatar of Krishna!

Janmashtami is celebrated as the birth of Krishna. It is observed according to Hindu luni-solar calendar, on the eighth day (Ashtami) of the Krishna Paksha (dark fortnight) in the month of Bhadrapada.

In South, the Vijayanagar Kingdom was one of the most powerful Empires. It gave rise to various dynasties. Krishna Devaraya was a prominent ruler of Tuluva dynasty. One of the gold half pagoda coins issued by him shows a seated Balakrishna flanked by a conch shell and a chakra on the obverse. Nagari legend which is read as ’Sri Pratapa Krishna Raya’ is seen on the reverse. The coin weighs around 1.69 grams.

Did you know that Krishna is the eighth avatar of Vishnu?

Stay tuned for more exciting facts like these.

Click here to read Part 1 of this article.

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