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From: Krishna Kalale (kkalale1_at_san.rr.com)
Date: Mon May 24 1999 - 12:16:46 PDT
Please note : that shuklambaradharam .. shloka refers to VISHNU as clearly indicated in that shloka only. This is even stated in the translation given by Sri S.Sathyamurthi Ayyangar in his english version of vishnu sahasra nama. The reason given for this interpretation is : the term vishnum if taken as all pervading, without taking it to mean "lord vishnu", then can this verse be denoted to any other deity other than Lord Vishnu? - this is the stance taken by the opponent. Even this is not possible since there can be only one "All pervading entity" and this all pervading entity is named as Narayana or Krishna or Keshava in several scriptures as well as in mahabharatha. The four armed person described in all of mahabharata is Krishna only.. In fact that is the very explanation of Sri Vishnu Sahasranama. Please take a look at the writings of Sri Krishnamachari, who wrote several articles on Vishnu Sahasranama, for further details. Please note that the verse " shuklambaradharam" does not appear in mahabharatha, neither does the verse " yasya dvirada vaktradyah"..