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Krishna: Source of All Demigods

 

Krishna is the original Supreme Personality of Godhead. Vishnu is a His plenary portion. Brahma is born on a lotus flower that sprouts from the navel of Garbhodakashayi Vishnu. And all the other  demigods are created by Brahma. Thus Krishna is the source of all the demigods including Lord Shiva and Lord Brahma. Lord Krishna confirms this in the Bhagavad-gita (10.2)-

 

na me viduh sura-ganah prabhavam na maharsayah

aham adir hi devanam maharsinam ca sarvasah

 

"Neither the hosts of demigods nor the great sages know My origin, tor, in every respect, I am the source of the demigods and the sages."

 

All the Vedic literatures agree that Krishna is the source of Brahma, Shiva and all other demigods. In the Atharva Veda, . Gopal-tapani Upanishad (1.24), it is said,

 

yo brahmanam vidadhati purvam yo vai

 vedams ca gapayati stna krsnah

 

 "It was Krishna who in the beginning instructed Brahma in Vedic knowledge and who disseminated Vedic knowledge in the past." Then again it is said in the Narayana Upanishad (1),

 

 atha puruso ha vai narayano 'kamayata

prajah srjeya ity upakramya

 

"Then the Supreme Personality Narayana desired to create liv­ing entities."   The verse continues:

 

narayanad brahma jayate, narayanad prajapatih prajayate,

narayanad indro jayate, narayanad astau vasavo jay ante,

narayanad ekadasa rudra jayante, narayanad dvadasadityah

 

"From Narayana, Brahma is born, and from Narayana, the patriarchs are also born. From Narayana, Indra is born, from Narayana the eight Vasus are born, from Narayana the eleven Rudras are  born, from Narayana the twelve Adityas are born." The Narayana Upanishad (4) also states: hrahmanyo devaki-putrah "The son of Devaki, Krishna, is the Supreme Personality of Godhead."

 

The Maha-Upanishad (1) states:

 

eko vai narayana asin na brahma na isano napo nagni

samau neme dyav-aprthivi na naksatrani na suryah sa

ekaki na ramate tasya dhyanantah sthasya yatra chandogaih

kriyamanastakadi-samjnaka stuti-stomah stomam ucyate

 

'in the beginning of the creation there was only the Supreme Personality Narayana. There was no Brahma, no Shiva, no fire, n0 moon, no stars in the sky, no sun. There was onlv Krishna. who  creates all and enjoys all." In the Varaha Purana, it is said:

 

narayanah paro devas tasmaj jatas caturmukhah tasmad

rudro 'bhavad devah sa ca sarvajnatam gatah

 

"Narayana is the Supreme Personality of Godhead, and from Him Brahma was born, from whom Shiva was born."