April 22, 2018

kṛṣṇas tu bhagavān svayam

In the later day Vaishnava schools Lord Krishna is considered the supreme form of the Lord. This idea is supported by a verse from the Srimad Bhagwatam. The Bhagwatam while describing 24 different Avatar-s of the Lord mentions, when it comes to Krishna, ete cāṁśa-kalāḥ puṁsaḥ kṛṣṇas tu bhagavān svayam indrāri-vyākulaṁ lokaṁ mṛḍayanti yuge yuge All the lists of the incarnations/Avatars mentioned herewith are parts or portions of the Supreme Godhead, but Kṛṣṇa is bhagavan Himself. All these amsas incarnate to protect when the earth is disturbed by the enemies of Indra, that is asuras. That half phrase - kṛṣṇas…
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