Krishna’s Names in the Bhagavad Gita

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Compiled by London Swaminathan
Post No.944 Date: 30th March 2014.

Achyuta = One who never falls from his position, immovable
Arisudana = Slayer of enemies
Madhusudana = Slayer of Demon Madhu
Madhava = Lakshmi’s Husband
Purushottama = Supreme Person
Keshava = Having fine hair; slayer of Keshin
Keshi nishudana = Slayer of the demon Keshin
Bhagavan = One who possesses six kinds of Splendours
Bhuta Bhavan =Origin of all beings
Bhutesh = Lord of all beings
Deva Deva = God of all beings
Jagatpati = Ruler of the worlds
(Sloka 10-15 has got five names of Krishna!)
Janardana = Annihilator of ignorance, liberator of men
Visveshvara = Lord of the universe
Hrishikesha = Master of the senses
Krishna = Black
Yadava = Descendent of Yadu
Sakha = O comrade
Govinda = Herdsman or Giver of enlightenment
Vasudeva = Son of Vasudeva
Varshneyan = Born in Vrshni’s clan
Jaganivasa = Source of universe
Yogeswara = God of Yoga
Vishnu = Omnipresent

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Arjuna’s names

Arjuna =Pure , white
Bharata = Descendent of Bharata
Dhanamjaya = Winner of wealth
Gudakesa = Having the hair in a ball, who has conquered sleep
Kapi dwaja = Having Flag of Monkey
Partha = Son of Prtha
Paramtapa = Oppressor of the enemies
Pandava = Pandu’s son
Savyachacin = Left handed
Anakan =sinless
Kauntheyan = Son of Kunti
Krdee = crowned
Kurunandana = Born in Kura clan

Books used Bhagavad Gita commentary by Swami Chidbhavananda and Dr S Radhakrishnan.
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