Subject: Q – Krishna / Vishnu / Sriman Narayana From so many days, I am getting a query in mind: In the end part of Vishnu sahasra naamam, we chant “Kaayaena vaachaa….Naaraayanaayaeti Samarpayami” and then “Sriman Naaraayanaayaeti Samarpayami”. After this again people chant”Sarvam Sri Krishnaarpanamastu” which is not printed in the book. But even though printed, as Sriman Naaraayanaa and SriKrishna are same, why we need to say both of the above lines: “Sriman Naaraayanaayaeti Samarpayami”. “Sarvam Sri Krishnaarpanamastu” ———————————————— I bound the Vishnupuranam stories from Chandamama in India and got it to Pittsburgh. When I went thru the dasaavataaram stories taken from Vishnupuraanam, it mentions about 14 worlds in which, the first top most world is “Dhruva Kshiti” where Dhruva lives permanently and this kshiti contains “Golokam” where SriKrishna Stays here with Prakriti Maata (radha devi). Above this Druva kshiti, there will be a total darkness and at the other end of this darkness, there lies the “Vaikuntam” where Sriman Naaraayana lives. that means Sriman Naaraayana lives in the top most part of Brahmaanda. In some other stories, I read that Sriman Naaraayana came from SriKrishna. There is some missing information I guess. My question is out of these two, who came from whom? Iscon people also says that Sri maha Vishnu came from SriKrishna. Can you please elaborate and clarify me on this? ———————————————— Also In Vishnu puraanam, when I read, it says, Parasurama went to Golokam to get “Krishna Kavacham” from Sri Krishna, to fight and remove kings on earth. That means, SriKrishna exists before he descends to earth in the time of Mahabharata. But there is no exact story how he came to Golokam. Can you please let me know? Please correct me also if I am wrong in any of my mentions here and also let me know, if my first question is related to any of these stories because of which we have to chant “Sri Krishnaarpana mastu” after chanting Vishnu saharsa naamam. Jai Sriman Naaraayana.
FOR THE SAKE OF SLOKA, IT IS MENTIONED ‘NARAYANAYETHI SAMARPAYAMI’. TO AVOID CONFUSION FURTHER, THEY ADDED THAT NARAYANA IS NOT SINGLE ONE BUT ‘SRIMANNARAYANAYETHI…’ OF COURSE, NARAYANA IS ALWAYS ‘SRIMAN’ ONLY. WHEN THAT
CONCEPT INCARNATED BECAME ‘KRISHNA’ TO WE OFFER TO HIM EVERYTHING.
THE STORIES OF CHANDAMAMA NEED NOT BE TAKEN AS EXACT STORIES OF THE PURANAM.
LORD IN HIS DIVINE ABODE IS CALLED AS PARA-VASUDEVA OR SRIMANNARAYANA. WHEN HE STARTS THE CREATING HE TAKES THE NAME AS VISHNU, ALONG WITH BRAHMA & SIVA. BUT WHEN EVER THE TIME COMES TAKES INCARNATIONS. IN THAT PROCESS, ONE INCARNATION AMONG THEM WAS LORD KRISHNA, WHO IS VERY NEAR TO US. SO WE DEDICATE AT THE END
TO HIM, AS HE ASKED THAT FROM US IN BHAGAVAD GITHA IN 9TH CHAPTER. INCARNATIONS FROM KRISHNA, AS EXPLAINED BY ISCON, IS NOT ACCEPTED BY OUR ACHARYAS. EVEN AUTHENTIC PURANAS ALSO WERE NOT IN TUNE TO THAT CONCEPT. THIS HAS BEEN EXPLAINED IN BRAHMA VAIVARTHA PURANAM, WHICH WAS CONSIDERED AS A THAMASA PURANAM. SO YOU
NEED NOT TAKE THE PORTIONS OF THAT, WHICH GO AGAINST TO SRIMAD BHAGAVATHAM, BECAUSE IT IS THE MOST AUTHENTIC ONE. IN THAT BHAGAVATHAM, ISCON PEOPLES STAND WAS NOT SUPPORTED.
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