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Keev (Sanskrit: कीव kév) is a name of Krishna from the Hindu tradition. The name appears in the 108 names of Krishna in the Gaudiya Vaishnavism. Keev is named after mother Devaki and father Vasudeva, and is generally used for the child form of Krishna.

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Gaudiya Vaishnavism[edit]

According to Chaitanya Mahaprabhu’s commentary on the Gaudiya Vaishnavism, "Keev" has the following meanings:

  • One who is mischievous
  • The prodigious son
  • entity that takes after Krishna, “Krishna-Jeev”

See also[edit]


  • Dictionary of Hindu Lore and Legend (ISBN 0-500-51088-1) by Anna Dhallapiccola

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