Today we will learn the meaning of the word Vasudeva. This is one of the most beautiful meanings I have learnt so far.
Vasu means “Vasanthi Asmin Sarvani Bhutani ithi” i.e. in whom all beings reside and “Vasanthi ayam dehe ithi” i.e. He who resides in all jiivas.
Deva means “Divu kreda ithi” i.e. for whom the acts of creation, sustenance, and destruction are mere play.
So, Vasucha Devasha Vasudevaha. He is both Vasu and Deva, so he is Vasudeva.
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Naham Kartha Harih Kartha
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