Damodar (name of Krishna)
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- "The Lord when He was tied with a cord (daama) around His waist (udara)", denoting a divine pastime in which Krishna's mother Yasoda bound Krishna for being mischievous. (Used by various Vaishnava adherents.)
- "One who is known through a mind which is purified (Udara) by means of self-control (dama)".
- "One in whose bosom rests the entire universe."
Celebration of Krishna as Damodar
A popular bhajan that celebrates Krishna as Damodara is the Damodarashtakam (found in the Padma Purana of Krishna Dwaipayana Vyasa, spoken by Satyavrata Muni in a conversation with Narada and Shaunaka.). It is often sung by devotees during the month of Kaartika, and is very popular amongst the Vaishnavas of ISKCON.