[Advaita-l] Narayana - Word

Shrisha Rao shrao at nyx.net
Thu May 29 09:13:07 CDT 2003

On Wed, 28 May 2003, kalyan chakravarthy wrote:

> >   the Term 'Narayana' has not been used in the whole of Srimad Bhagavad
> >Gita even once.
> >
> >   any views....
> That is actually quite significant in my opinion. The word nArAyaNa appears
> for the first time in the yajur veda.(please correct me if I am wrong). At
> that time, nArAyanA was not clearly identified with vishNu. In the nArAyaNa


The whole posting is rather silly and uninformed.  Sankara himself quite
clearly identifies the referent of the BG as Narayana.  Furthermore, the
equation of Narayana with Vishnu is even stated in the amara-koshha,
created by a Jaina not much later than Panini.


Shrisha Rao

> Kalyan

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