The influence of Lord Krishna, a distinguished god in the Hindu religion, is evident in almost all aspects of Indian philosophy and culture. Geetha Kumar, a native-born Indian, explains that whether Lord Krishna is depicted as a child, a diplomat, or a teacher of philosophy, devotees admire and love Him. Furthermore, she says, devotees believe that "Lord Krishna resides in the heart and contributes toward the spiritual uplift of the soul"(Kumar interview). Meera Rao, a disciple of Hinduism, says that through association with Krishna worshipers, reading Krishna's folktales, and hearing lectures on the Lord, Hindus with spiritual connections to other gods, such as Lord Rama, can develop a high regard for Krishna(Rao interview). As a Hindu, I have been exposed to Lord Krishna since an early age. I have performed Indian classical dances about Krishna folklore, seen pieces of artwork that depict Krishna in various poses, and sung countless bhajans, or religious songs, concerning Krishna. Through this exposure, I have developed an appreciation not only for Lord Krishna's bravery in destroying evil, but also for his vigorous spirit. Because I realize Krishna's influence, I encountered little difficulty understanding the role that he plays in E.M. Forster's A Passage to India. The description of the festival of Krishna's birth near the end of the novel serves as an event where characters reunite and begin a spiritual journey. The cause for the illustrious celebration begins with the story of Lord Krishna's birth.