Definition of kansa:
Synonyms for kansa:
The substitution of Krishna, born as a prince, for Jasoda's daughter, in order to protect him from destruction by the evil king Kansa of Mathura, is perhaps a later gloss, devised when his herdsman parentage was considered too obscure for the divine hero.- "The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India Volume II", R. V. Russell.
- "The Eliminator; or, Skeleton Keys to Sacerdotal Secrets", Richard B. Westbrook.
When a man of the Kansa tribe observed that the author had an inkling of the matter he related part of the tradition of that tribe, explaining the origin of the names and the taboos of several Kansa gentes.- "Osage Traditions", J. Owen Dorsey.