Govinda

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  1. In another Hindu scripture Harivamsa, Indra praised Krishna as having attained to leadership of cows as He was a cowherd. So men shall praise Him as Govinda.
  2. The sages call Krishna "Govinda" as He pervades all the worlds, giving them power.
  3. The Shanti parva of the Mahabharata states that Vishnu restored the earth that had sunk into the netherword, or Patala, so all the Devas praised Him as Govinda.
  4. Alternatively, it means He who is known by Vedic words alone. Adi Sankara wrote a poem called Bhaja_Govindam expressing his inner devotion to Krishna.

References

Reference: Sri Vishnu Sahasranama, commentary by Sri Sankaracharya, translated by Swami Tapasyananda, available at Sri Ramakrishna Math, Chennai. Available at India web site: http://www.sriramakrishnamath.org and US site: http://www.vedanta.com.

For more information, see the Wikpedia article on Krishna.

External links

  • Krishna.com (http://www.krishna.com) All about Krishna.
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