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Raychaudhuri, A.K. (1957). Jesus Christ and Sree Krisna—A Psychoanalytic Study. Am. Imago, 14(4):389-405.

(1957). American Imago, 14(4):389-405

Jesus Christ and Sree Krisna—A Psychoanalytic Study

Arun Kumar Raychaudhuri, M.B., MSC

Jesus Christ and Sree Krisna are the world's two most outstanding personalities, who have left their marks eternally on the sands of time. It is quite in the fitness of things, that mythology should be woven round about these two personalities. In both these lives, there is a peculiar blending of mythology and history. There ensued a dichotomy, in the study of these two characters; one is mythological and the other is historical.

1. Mythological:- Under this head, we have taken all those incidents, in the lives of Jesus and Krisna, which appear to be supernatural or mysterious. In both the lives, the birth and a large number of miraculous and supernatural activities come under this head.

Flugel holds the same opinion, as Otto Rank, about the ‘Myth of the birth of the Hero’, and writes “In myth a child is born of divine parentage but for some reason is lost or otherwise severed from his rightful home, and is reared by foster parents or parents of lowly station, only to be restored eventually to the position which is by birth his due.

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