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From: Srimahavishnu Vinjamuri (
Date: Thu Apr 20 2000 - 10:08:54 PDT

Thiruvengada Jeeyar Thiruvadigale Saranam

Dear Srimans Harikrishna et al.,

Hare krishna.

Sriman Anand has very rightly written that "Krishnastu bhagavAn svayam" is as per chatrI nyAyam. The sage had to specifically mention Sri Krishna's name as His was the most recent incarnation (even today). Also saying that rAma et al. are only plenary portion is nothing but contradicting many more vEdic and purANic pramANas.

Krishna Himself is an incarnation. Vsihnu purANa says:

Esha nArAyaNaSSrImAn kshIrArNava nikEtanah
nAga paryankamutsrujyahyAgato madhurAm purIm

which means that lOrd Srimannarayana of milky ocean
left His serpent bed and incarnated in the city of madhurA.

This is one of the verses every srivaishnava recites
on Lord Krishna's birthday, the most imp. festival for us.

bhAgavatam says Lord krishna has come from milky ocean only and does not refer to any gOlOka brundAvana.

vibhava avatAras like rAma, krushNa, narasimha, varAha, and archA forms like ranganAtha, vEnkatESa at Srirangam and Tirupati divya kshetras are identical with Supreme Personality of Godhead. 

neither rAmAnuja nor madhwachArya, claimed by Gaudiya Vaishnavas to be one of their pUrvAchAryas, say anywhere in any of their works that nArAyaNa, rAma et al. are pleanry portions of Krishna.

your servant

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