[Advaita-l] Re: Vishnu in Rig Veda

Anand Hudli anandhudli at hotmail.com
Mon May 12 12:57:53 CDT 2003

>This is with reference to Rig Veda 1.154. It is a hymn about Vishnu. I am
>surprised to see Vishnu being praised as a bull and dwelling in the
>mountains. Now, isn't it Shiva who fits this description? Can anyone throw
>some light on it please?
>Best Regards

The hymn actually compares Vishnu to a lion dwelling in the mountains, 
"mR^igo na bhImaH kucharo
giriShThAH". The R^ishi is dIrghatamas, Vishnu the deity, and triShTup the 

Some interpret this verse as a reference to the narasimha avatar.


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