The Supreme Lord Krishna exhibited His omnipotent and almighty universal form of innumerable faces and eyes, revealing innumerable miraculous wonders, decorated with innumerable, dazzling ornaments, armed with innumerable gleaming weapons, magnificently attired and resplendently garlanded, annointed with equisite, celestial fragrances; phenomenally astounding, unlimited, effulgent and all pervading. evam uktva tato rajan maha-yogesvaro harih darsayamasa parthaya paramam rupam aisvaram
sarvascaryamayam devam anantam visvato-mukhamBhagavad-Gita, chapter 11, verses 9,10,11 isvarah paramah krishna sac-cid-ananda vigrahah anadir adir govindah sarva karana karanam
Lord Krishna is the supreme absolute controller, whose form is pure immortality, omniscience and bliss. He is without beginning, the origin of all, the cause of all causes and the source of the eternal Vedas.Brahma Samhita, Chapter 5, Verse 1
All the incarnations are plenary portions or explansions of plenary expansions appearing in various universes to protect the theists; but Lord Krishna is the original Supreme Lord and the source of all.
ete camsa-kalah pumsah krishnas tu bhagavan svayam indras vyakulam lokam mrdayanti yuge yugeSrimad Bhagavatam, Canto 1, chapter 3,verse 28
Lord Krishna said I am situated as the soul within the heart of all beings, remembrance and forgetfulness comes from me. I can be known by the knowledge of the Vedas. I am the original creator of the Vedic scriptures and a knower of the Vedas.
sarvasya caham hrdi sannivistho mattah smrtir jnanam apohanam ca vedais ca sarvair aham eva vedyo vedanta-krd veda-vid eva cahamBhagavad-Gita, chapter 15, verse 15
Factually all the Vedic scriptures unamimously are the establisher of Lord Krishna as the Supreme Lord of all; but the unique speciality of the Bhagavad-Gita is that the Supreme Lord Krishna is directly speaking this divine revelation Himself.
Lord Krishna said only by unalloyed devotional service can I be understood as I am and can be seen directly. Only in this way can one enter into the mystery of my understanding.
bhaktya tu ananyaya sakya aham evam-vidho r'juna jnatum drastum ca tattvena pravestum ca parantapaBhagavad-Gita, chapter 11, verse, 54
The relationship between the Supreme Lord Krishna and the Bhagavad-Gita is that Lord Krishna is the established and the Bhagavad-Gita is the establisher. The subject matter of the Bhagavad-Gita categorically and scientifically in a complete and comprehensive way establishes the eternal reality of Lord Krishnas as the supreme ultimate truth. The accomplished objective of Bhagavad-Gita confirms that the highest goal in all of existence is to surrender fully unto Lord Krishna and by the cessation of ignorance and all other obstacles in the material worlds become liberated by loving devotion in this very life and join Him in His transcendental and blissful pastimes eternally.Understand that the Supreme Lord Krishna is the original soul of all living entities. For the benefit of the whole universe He has out of His causeless mercy manifested Himself appearing as a human being. He has manifested this by the power of His internal potency.
krsnam enam avehi tvam atmanam akhilatmanam jagad-dhitaya so'py atra dehivabhati mayayaSrimad Bhagavatam, Canto 10, chapter 14, verse 55
Lord Brahma said: My dear Lord Krishna, I pray to be so fortunate that in this life or in another life, wherever I may take birth even if it is in the animal species that I may be your devotee and engage myself in your devotional service. brahmovaca tad astu me natha sa bhuri-bhago bhave'tra vanyatra tu va tirascam yenaham eko'pi bhavaj-jananam bhutva niseve tava pada-pallavamSrimad Bhagavatam, Canto 10, chapter 14, verse 30
O' Narada being very satisfied by your goodness and service you were taught the ultimate science of transcendental devotion to the Supreme Lord fully illuminating the truth of the soul which is perfectly known by souls surrendered to Lord Krishna. tubyam ca narada bhrsam bhagavan vivrddha bhavena sadhu paritusta uvaca yogam jnanam ca bhagavatam atma-satattva-dipam yad vasudeva-sarana vidur anjasaivaSrimad Bhagavatam, Canto 2, chapter 7, verse 9
Krishna Dvaipayana Vyasa
In course of time Vyasa bearing in mind the intelligence and short life span of humanity at large considered his compilation of the Vedas to be too difficult, so he divided the Vedic knowledge into different branches. kalena milita-dhyam avamrsya nrnam stokayasam sva-nigamo bata dura-parah avirhitas tu anuyugam sa hi satyavatyam veda-drumam vita-paso vibhajisyati smaSrimad Bhagavatam, Canto 2, chapter 7, verse 36
Visnuswami, Madhvacarya, Ramanuja and Nimbaditya will appear respectively as a portion of Vamana, Brahma, Ananta Sesha and Sanaka Kumara. visnuswami vamanangsastatha madhvastu brahmanah ramanujastu sesangsa nimbaditya sanakasya caGarga Samhita, Canto 10, chapter 61, verse 24
It is verified in Garga Samhita:
Vamana, Brahma, Ananta Sesha and Sanaka Kumara will appear as brahmanas by the order of Visnu, for the preservation of eternal righteousness in kali yuga. vamanas vidih sesah sanako visnu vakyatah dharmartha hetave caite bhavisyanti dvijah kalauVisnuswami, Madhvacarya, Ramanuja and Nimbaditya will appear respectively as a portion of Vamana, Brahma, Ananta Sesha and Sanaka Kumara. visnuswami vamanangsastatha madhvastu brahmanah ramanujastu sesangsa nimbaditya sanakasya caThese four saviours will be the establishers of the four authorised and empowered spiritual channels of disciplic succession in the period calculated from the reign of King Vikrama in 54 B.C. subsequently through the 432,000 year cycle of kali yuga. ete kalau yuge bhavyah sampradaya pravartakah samvatsare vikrama catvarah ksiti pavanahThese four authorised and empowered spiritual channels of disciplic succession are to be fully accepted by all beings; as any word, combination of words or formulation of sound frequencies, invoked or addressed, audible or inaudible, secret or revealed, ancient or contemporary outside their auspices prove to have absolutely no efficacy. sampradaya vihina ye mantraste nisphalah smritah tasmacca gamanang hyasti sampradaya narairapi
Garga Samhita, Canto 10, chapter 61, verses 23, 24, 25, 26
Visnuswami Rudra Vaisnava Sampradaya
Madhvacarya Brahma Vaisnava Sampradaya Ramanuja Sri Vaisnava Sampradaya Nimbaditya Kumara Vaisnava Sampradaya
Parampara of Gaudiya Vaisnava Samiti Brahma Vaishnava Sampradaya
LORD KRISHNA Brahma Narada Muni Krishna Dvaipayana Vyasa Madhvacarya (Establisher) Padmanabha Narahari Madhava Aksobhya Jayatirtha Jnanasindhu Dayanidhi Vidyanidhi Rajendra Jayadharma Purusottama Brahmanyatirtha Vyasatirtha Laksmipati Madhavendra Puri Nityananda Prabhu Advaita Acarya Isvara Puri SRI KRISHNA CAITANYA MAHAPRABHU Svarupa Damodara Sanatana Gosvami Rupa Gosvami Ragunatha das Gosvami Krsna data Kaviraja Gopal Bhatta Gosvami Raghunatha Bhatta Gosvami Jiva Gosvami Lokanatha Gosvami Narottama Thakura Visvanatha Cakravarti Baladeva Vidyabhusana Uddharan Dasa Madhusudana Dasa Jagannatha das Babaji Bhaktivinode Thakura Gaurakishore das Babaji Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Sarasvati Gosvami Srila Bhakti Prajnan Keshava Gosvami Srila Bhakti Vedanta Vamana Gosvami Varaha Maharaja
Srila Jagannatha das Babaji
I offer my humble obeisance to Srila Jagannatha das Babaji, chief among the Vaisnavas and dear to saintly souls and who confirmed the appearance place of Sri Krishna Caitanya Mahaprabhu. gauravirbhava-bhumes tvam nirdesta saj-jana-priyah vaisnava-sarvabhaumah sri jagannathaya te namah
Srila Bhaktivinode Thakura
I offer my humble obeisance to Srila Saccidananda Bhaktivinode Thakura, who is the personified energy of Sri Krishna Caitanya Mahaprabhu and who follows the rupanuga path of Rupa Goswami. namo bhakti vinodaya sac-cid-ananda-namine gaura-sakti-svarupaya rupanuga-varaya te
Srila Gaura Kishore das Babaji
I offer my humble obeisance to Srila Gaura Kishora das Babaji, who is the personification of renunciation immersed in the ocean of seperation from Lord Krishna. namo-gaura-kishoraya saksad-vairagya-murtaye vipralambha-rasanbhode padambujaya te namah
Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Prabhupada
I offer my humble obeisance unto Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Prabhupada, who is very dear to Lord Krishna in this world having taken shelter of the Lords lotus feet. namah om visnupadaya krishna prestaya bhutale srimate bhakti siddhanta-saraswati iti namine
Srila Bhakti Prajnana Keshava Goswami Maharaj
I offer my humble obeisance unto Srila Bhakti Prajnan Keshava, the lion-like acarya who never fears having taken shelter of Lord Krishna. namah om visnupadaya acarya-simha rupine sri srimad bhakti prajnan keshava iti namine
Srila Bhaktivedanta Vamana Maharaj
I offer my humble obeisance unto Srila Bhaktivedanta Vaman Goswami Maharaja, the acarya who is like the deity personified and who is very dear to Sri Krishna Caitanya Mahaprabhu in this world. namah om visnupadaya caitanya prestaya bhutale acarya murta vigrahaya vaman goswami iti namine
Established by Tridandi Sannyasi Varaha Maharaja
a disciple of Tridandi Sannyasi Srila Bhakti Vedanta Vaman Goswami
from the Brahma Vaisnava Sampradaya descending from
Madhvacarya through Sri Krishna Caitanya Mahaprabhu.