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Antaryami Vishnu Form – Sukshma Vasudeva Inside All Living Beings

According to Sri Vaishnava Agamas, Vishnu has five aspects or modes. They are para, vyuha, vibhava, antaryami and archavatara. Antaryami Vishnu Form ( Sukushma Vasudeva) is the very subtle form in which the Ultimate Reality, Vishnu, exists in the hearts of all living beings. Antaryami literally means ‘one who controls from inside.’

It is stated that Narayana resides in that infinitesimal small place below the heart of every being. Narayana stands on a platform shaped like an inverted lotus bud, appearing to his devotees in a manner and form cherished by them.



Worship of antaryami form of Narayana can be done by anyone at any place and at any time.

Although residing in every being, antaryami has no relation or link with the actions or fruits thereof undertaken by these beings.

At the time of death of a person, antaryami helps atma to come out of the body through murdhanya nadi (top of the head).

It is believed that those who had followed a life of Dharma will be escorted by the antaryami form to Sri Vaikunta, the abode of Lord Vishnu. Vaikunta is place that all Vishnu devotees wish to go after death.



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