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Meaning of "Narayana"

Word

Narayana

Sanskrit

नारायण hi

IAST

nārāyaṇa

In General

A proper name of God–specifically of Vishnu. The term by etymology means one who pervades all things.

Sadhus often address one another as Narayana and greet one another: “Namo Narayanaya”–I salute Narayana [in you].

Purana

Nara and Narayana are incarnation of Vishnu. They did intense Tapas at Badri, Himalaya.

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