Several legends are told about Krishna’s bravery and courage in warding off evil.
As a young child, Krishna killed several strong demons, including Kali Nag and lady demon Putna.
Krishna also drove away a giant, terrifying snake, Kaliya, from the river to the sea, who had poisoned the Yamuna river.
In the story of Arjuna, a bowman in the Kurukshestra war, Krishna convinces him to fight, even though friends and loved ones were on the other side. Krishna explained that the act of killing does not diminish the soul, only the body.