Sri Krishna took birth in the city of
Mathura, on the banks of the Yamuna, probably three thousand years before the birth of
Jesus Christ. The purpose of his avatara or descent to earth was to destory adharma and to
reveal to the world the splendor of God. He is called the Purnavatara of Vishnu, that is,
the full manifestation of the Lord Supreme, as contrasted with the other incarnations that
were only partial revelations of the Godhead.
Author - K.R. Vaidyanathan