Lord Krishna – An epic hero or a historical reality
Dr. Arijit Chatterjee
There is no doubt difference of opinions exist regarding Lord Krishna’s birth and death. Different views exist amongst historians who have been largely inspired and influenced by oriental scholars and their Indian followers but, if an unprejudiced study of the Puranas, Srimad Bhagavata and other records of Indian origin is made, interesting details regarding Krishna's birth date and time come to light. According to Matsya Purana (vide Adhyaya 271, slokas 51-52) the matter becomes quite clear when it says that the year and day on which Krishna passed away mark the commencement of Kaliyuga.