First of all, great topic!
I do love both avatars.
But In general, I think I have a teensy-weensy bit more of affection for Shri Krishna.
I adore his bal-roop and leela as a baby and child. Sometimes I wonder what it would've been like to have a younger brother. I really wish I had one. In that sense, I have a personal connection to Lord Shri Krishna and see him as a younger brother. If I had one, I wish he would've been like Bal Krishna--cute, loveable, a little mischievious, but good-natured and pure at heart. He also supported his brother Balram in his endeavours and did all he could for his wellbeing and to keep him from becoming egoistical.
But then again, I'm in a dilemma...Shri Ram was such a good brother! He was selfless and willing to even give his kingdom to his brother, Bharat. He cared for Lakshman like a father and loved all his brothers equally. I also see an ideal sibling in him.
This is how it is with God...you want to pick one form, but then you see both sides of the story and see that there are positive attributes in both
I love Shri Krishna a lot too for teaching us so much through his roles in the Mahabharat, his stories in the Bhagvat Puran, and his imparting of the Gita.
Also, Shri Krishna has so many forms--Ranchhod, Shrinathji, BalKrishna, etc.
More to come
Edited by LOLAnisha - 28 November 2010 at 4:02pm