Why is Krishna Coloured Blue?

Statue of KrishnaStatue of Krishna

One of the theories is that Vishnu, because of his association with water, is depicted blue; therefore all his incarnations, including Krishna, are shown as such. In Hinduism, persons who have depth of character and the capacity to fight evil are depicted as blue skinned. Another theory refers to Vishnu implanting two hairs, one black and the other whites in Devaki’s womb (which miraculously got transferred to Rohini’s) and as a result, from the black hair Krishna took birth, with a dark skin, and from the white hair his brother, Balarama.


kEshi said...

it can a reason thAt the one who fights against evil is depicted in
actuAlly lord krshna has a dark complexion..
usualy artists who does the images of krshna doesnt use fully dark
colours like black but prefer dark blue or even blue to depicted the
dark blissful complexion..
since as seen in iskcon also,the deity of krshna is "black" itself
some prefer to depict in white also,,n but as well..
it was according to my knowledge.
my a devo of krshna as well as an artist

Ramos said...

A lot of information given here on this site is NOT TRUE.
Krishna and other Gods like Shiva etc are given BLUE color is because they are Dark Colored and NOT because of the Bullshit given above.

These Gods originated from Dravidian Culture and hence are Dark colored.

I somewhat agree with kEshi here.