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Re: Sri VenkatEsaa suprapaatham

From: Mani Varadarajan (mani)
Date: Wed Oct 25 1995 - 11:13:45 PDT

Sampath Rengarajan writes:
* In Tamil
* "ko" "Cow" vinthan is one associated with cows is also a popular deriavtion. It
* (such tamil translation) has nothing to do with the govindaa [...]

While Govinda may have many other meanings, the one associated
with cows is not from Tamil. This is a very old Prakrit and
Sanskrit derivation.  In fact, Gaudiya Vaishnavas (such as
Hare Krishnas) believe Govinda the cowherd to be an eternal name 
of the Lord since their name for paramapada is Goloka, where
Krishna is present as in Brindaavan.

Mani