[Advaita-l] Vishnu, Bramha, etc. wearing Tripundra
Venkata sriram P
venkatasriramp at yahoo.in
Mon Mar 27 00:42:20 EDT 2017
These are all trivial things, in my opinion. In other purANa, Shiva might sport with oordhwapuNDra.
Infact, Shiva initiates His devotees into'tAraka-brahma-vidya' in the form of rAma-mantra in Kashi and Kalahashti.
In brindAvana, Shiva becomes one of the Gopis and takes part in rAsa-krIDa who is the sthala devata there.
Hence, a linga has been consecrated there with the name "gopeshwara".
There is no end to this....Both Shiva and Vishnu sport themselves as shEsha-shEshi bhAva and
ultimately they want to convey is they both are "abhEda".
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