Jehovah YHWH (יְהֹוָה) is the premortal identity of Jesus Christ. “Truly, truly I say unto you, before Abraham was, I Am.”
Jesus is recognized by some Hindus as an avatar of Vishnu. However, there is evidence that Krishna and Jesus are the same person; the difference being the perspective and culture of the people who maintained the records.
Vishnu is among the most important deities of Hinduism. Along with Brahma (Father Ahman), Vishnu forms the principal trinity of Hindu religious practice.
In his many forms, Vishnu is regarded as the preserver and protector. Hinduism teaches that when humanity is threatened by chaos or evil, Vishnu will descend into the world in one of his incarnations to restore righteousness.
Vishnu has many avatars in Hinduism, or identities by which he is known.
Narasimha (The Man-Lion) – Lion of Judah
Lord Rama, the Perfect Man. Lord Rama is the seventh incarnation of Lord Vishnu. Lord Rama is said to have taken birth on earth to annihilate the evil forces of the age. He is always holding a bow and arrow indicating his readiness to destroy evils
Krishna is the most widely recognized avatar of Vishnu.
From Sacred Texts
“…whoever drinks from the living water which I shall give him shall live from eternity to eternity, for the Source in me will be the power to rise upward forever, worlds without end.”
“I am the light of the world; he that follows me will not walk in darkness, but shall be guided by the light of life.”
“The spirit of God has made me, and the breath of the Almighty has given me life.”
“…and after that ye are baptized with water, behold, I will baptize you with fire and with the holy ghost.”
O son of Kunti [Arjuna], I am the taste of water, the light of the sun and the moon, the syllable om in the Vedic mantras; I am the sound in ether and ability in man. (Bhagavad-gita 7.8)
I am the original fragrance of the earth, and I am the heat in fire. I am the life of all that lives, and I am the penances of all ascetics. (Bhagavad-gita 7.9)
Krishna vs Christ
Overshadowed by the Holy Spirit - Mind of God
Devaki was married to Vasudeva and had already borne 7 children. Virgin birth in this case should be more accurately understood as divine conception. Krishna was the 8th child of Devaki and also the 8th avatar of Vishnu.
Angel Gabriel and the Virgin Mary. Annunciation that she would be overshadowed by the Holy Spirit and bear the Son of God.
When the Shepherds arrived the baby Jesus was lying in a manger; the sign that the angel had given them. However at the time in Jerusalem mangers were made of stone and used for watering the animals. The wooden manger filled with hay is a depiction of European artists.
Krishna is here depicted being bathed n a water basin and visited by cow herds.
Krishna refused to bear arms in the great war between the Kauravas (sons of Dhritarashtra, the descendant of Kuru) and the Pandavas (sons of Pandu), but he offered a choice of his personal attendance to one side and the loan of his army to the other. The Pandavas chose the former, and Krishna thus served as charioteer for Arjuna, one of the Pandava brothers. (This might be a story we don’t have record for, of a conflict in Egypt while he was there).
Avatars of Vishnu
1. Matsya (The Fish) – saved creation from flood
2. Kurma (The Tortoise) carried the weight of the world on his back as angels & demons sought the elixir of immortality
3. Varaha (The Boar) Fought a demon that lasted 1000 years, moving the world back into place restoring order and balance
4. Narashimha (The Lion Man) – Found a loophole in laws of life and death allowing immortality that satisfied both justice and mercy.
5. Vamana (The Dwarf) The mortal incarnation of Vishnu who was tempted with power, honor & wealth. He refuses but overcomes and grows into a giant of cosmic proportions. The demon who tempted him Mahabali offers his head on which Patala steps, sending the demon king to the Patala (netherworld).
6. Rama (phonetically meaning branch, torch and framework in certain languages).
Bhagavad Bita - Ascension text of Arjuna
Bhagavad Gita 9:27 Whatever you do, whatever you eat, whatever you offer or give away, and whatever austerities you perform – do that, O son of Kuntī, as an offering to Me.
Genesis 3:3 Wherefore, you shall do all that you do in the name of the Son. And you shall repent and call upon God in the name of the Son for ever more.
Kalki (meaning “eternity” or “mighty warrior”) is the last incarnation of Vishnu. He is not expected to appear until the end of Kali Yuga, the current time period. Kalki will come, it is believed, to rid the world of oppression by unrighteous rulers. It is said that he will appear riding a white horse and carrying a fiery sword.
It is said that the main mission of Lord Kalki to appear on the earth would be to destroy Koli which would signify an evil person. The main motive of Lord Kalki would be to destroy all barbarians and thieves from the earth and make the earth peaceful place to live in.
Apart from that, it is also said that Lord Kalki would defeat the Kings called to Koli and hand over the rule to Devapi and Maru the religious king of Koli yugas.
After the defeat and destruction of evil on earth, the Satya Yuga (millennium) dawns. Kalki will bring golden age. Kalki will divide the earth into kingdoms among his generals where there is no death and take them to Vaikuntha (highest kingdom) with Kalki. Having finished his mission of restoring peace, Kalki will rule.