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Today we will learn the meaning of the word “puruShottama.” This is actually another name for Lord naaraayaNa.
In the Bhagavad Gita, kRishNa paramatma says “dwavimou puruShou loke, xara axara eva cha,” meaning, there are two types of people (jiivas) xara (whose bodies are destroyed during praLaya) and axara (whose bodies are not destroyed during praLaya).
Here puruSha refers to both xara and axara. Uttama means superior. So Lord naaraayaNa is superior when compared to both jiivas. That is the reason why he is called “puruShottama”.
Note: All beings except Laxmi devi come under xara. Laxmi devi is called axara.
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