Ksirodakasayi Vishnu

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Kṣīrodakaśāyī-Viṣṇu is one of the puruṣa Āvatāra of Nārāyaṇa.

In Gauḍīya Vaishnavism, a school of Vaiṣṇavism, the Sātvata-tantra describes three different forms, or aspects, of Vishnu as Mahavishnu, Garbhodakśayī-Viṣṇu and Kṣīrodakaśāyī Vishnu. Kṣīrodakaśāyī-Viṣṇu resides in the heart of every living creature as a four hand expansion similar to that of Mahāviṣṇu. He is also referred to as Paramātmā or super soul. His abode is the Vaikuṇṭha. His personal abode is Kshirasagara (Milk Ocean) and He is realised as Aniruddha expansion of Nārāyaņa.

Sattva guṇa[edit]

The Viṣṇu or the Deity of the quality of goodness in the material world is the puruṣāvatāra known as Kṣīrodakaśāyī Viṣṇu or Paramātmā.[1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on November 23, 2010. Retrieved November 23, 2010.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  • A.C. Bhaktivedanta Svamī Prabhupāda. The Quest for Enlightenment. Los Angeles. Hard Cover 1997