What are the 16 Kalas of Lord Krishna? – Meaning of 16 Kalas of Sri Krishna



The 16 Kalas of Sri Krishna are the divine arts or attributes of Sri Krishna that makes him Purna Avatar – the complete avatar. What are the 16 Kalas of Lord Krishna? Below are the meanings of each Kala in English.

1. Daya – Compassion
2. Dharjya – Patience
3. Kshama – Forgiveness
4. Nyaya – Justice
5. Nirapeksha – Impartiality
6. Niraskata – Detachment
7. Tapasya – Meditation and Spiritual Powers
8. Aparchitta – Invincibility
9. Danasheel – Beneficience, Bestower of all wealth in the world and nature.
10. Saundarjyamaya – Beauty Incarnate
11. Nrityajna – Best of Dancers
12. Sangitajna – Best of Singers
13. Neetibadi – Embodiment of Honesty
14. Satyabadi – Truth Itself
15. Sarvagnata – Perfect master of all arts, such as poetry, drama, painting etc.
16. Sarvaniyanta – Controller of All

Source – Orissa Review Magazine published by Government of Orissa.