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Splendor Of God In Hinduism – Vibhuti Concept In Vishnu Worship

The splendor of the Supreme Truth (God) or one without a second in Hinduism is known as Vibhuti. This world, as seen by us, is called leela vibhuti and the celestial world is called nitya vibhuti (eternal splendor). This concept is associated with Vishnu worship or Vaishnavism.

The Purusha Sukta (Rig Veda X.90) refers to this as amritam divi which is considered to be three-fourths of the total vibhuti of God. Leela vibhuti is considered to be only one-fourth of God’s splendor. It is for his lila (sport, pastime, pleasure) that baddhdarmas (bonded souls) like us live in this world.

The nitya vibhuti has all nityatmas and muktatmas (eternal and emancipated souls), being the kimkaras (servants) of god, rendering continuous service to him.

Ananta (the celestial serpent who serves as the bedstead of Vishnu), Garuda (the carrier of God), and Sage Vishwaksena are called nityatmas, who are in full time service of God and live in nitya vibhuti in Vaikunta.

All avatars of Vishnu are also referred to as his vibhuti. In fact, it is a concept that everything belongs to god and we live in God’s vibhuti. Godly men are known as vibhuti purushas because of their complete surrender to God. They are considered to be the representatives of God.

Whatever there is any excellence, supremacy, prosperity and representative performance, there is God’s vibhuti. Krishna declares his divine glories as immanent in their prominence. He holds together this world as one single omnipotent vibhuti in the Bhagavad Gita.