Krishna as Vishnu

Harsha Dehejia harshadehejia at HOTMAIL.COM
Sat Feb 28 08:04:25 EST 2009


Friends:

 

I am researching multi-arm images of Krishna.

 

It seems to be that at some point Krishna ceases to be an avatara and becomes Vishnu himself.

 

A case in point is Jagganath Puri where Krishna is Jagganath, an appellation reserved for Vishnu.

 

A Nepali stone image (?12 th century) that I recently saw shows Krishna with 8 arms holding even a Sudarshan chakra.

 

Am I on the right track? Any help would be appreciated.

 

Regards.

 

Harsha V. Dehejia

Ottawa, ON., Canada.



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