Sthavishthah: One who is huge in size

anda-kose sarire ’smin saptavarana-samyute

vairajah puruso yo ’sau bhagavan dharanasrayah (SB 2.1.25)

The gigantic universal form of the Personality of Godhead, within the body of the universal shell, which is covered by sevenfold material elements, is the subject for the virat conception.

The Supreme Lord has multiple forms, each of them is identical with the original form. The original form of the Lord- Krishna is eternal, but He can expand Himself into multiple forms and incarnations simultaneously, His potency is not diminished and is always complete.

krsnas tv anyatamam rupam gopa-visrambhanam gatah

sailo ’smiti bruvan bhuri balim adad brhad-vapuh (10.24.35)

Krishna then assumed an unprecedented, huge form to instill faith in the cowherd men. Declaring “I am Govardhana Mountain!” He ate the abundant offerings.

Krishna assumed several Gigantic forms – Trivikrama to subdue the pride of Bali Maharaja, Vishwaroopa – in anger  to show Duryodhana His power and to Arjuna while instructing the Bhagavad Gita, Matsya- as the fish to save the earth during the pralaya, Kurma = during the churning of the ocean, Varaha – the boar who carried the earth with His tusks, Narasimha – to protect His devotee Prahlad and so on.  The unlimited Lord can assume unlimited form as and when required.

Lets chant the Holy Name of this gigantic Lord to make our devotion in Him gigantic.

Nama 53 – VishnuSahasranama

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