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Question about Purandhara

From: Marga Brahsta (
Date: Tue Oct 10 2000 - 11:01:52 PDT

Namo Narayana.

Could someone explain why Narayana is referred to as
Purandhara, wheras the title is more apt for Siva(as
tripuranthaka). I do understand the common explanation
that in the ancient world 'conqueror of cities' was a
common epithet to valour, however I suspect that there
is a deeper and metaphysical explanation or symbolism
with the name purandhara for Sriman Narayana.

A Sadhaka.
(I prefer to keep my identity anonymous since it helps
me concentrate on questions without bringing my
personality and its flaws into picture.)

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