Some Shavaite scriptures declare Vishnu as supreme in some cases. Is there any mention of Shiva as supreme deity in Vaishnava scriptures?

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    Also the Narada purana mentions Vishnu and Shiva "are one and the same." (astrojyoti.com/naradapurana-5.htm) Jul 11, 2017 at 8:22
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    When any scripture declares Shiva as supreme it means that scripture is praising his antaryami Shriman Narayana, same is true for Shaiva, Vaishnava, or Shakta Purana.
    – Yogi
    Aug 12, 2017 at 8:18
  • @Parikshitha I also studied it somewhere but unable to recall, can you please be kind enough and tell which Shavaite scriptures declare Vishnu as supreme in some cases?
    – YDS
    Nov 26, 2017 at 9:49

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Bhagvata puran;

SB 8.7.21

The prajāpatis said: O greatest of all demigods, Mahādeva, Supersoul of all living entities and cause of their happiness and prosperity, we have come to the shelter of your lotus feet. Now please save us from this fiery poison, which is spreading all over the three worlds.

SB 8.7.22

O lord, you are the cause of bondage and liberation of the entire universe because you are its ruler. Those who are advanced in spiritual consciousness surrender unto you, and therefore you are the cause of mitigating their distresses, and you are also the cause of their liberation. We therefore worship Your Lordship.

SB 8.7.23

O lord, you are self-effulgent and supreme. You create this material world by your personal energy, and you assume the names Brahmā, Viṣṇu and Maheśvara when you act in creation, maintenance and annihilation.

SB 8.7.24

You are the cause of all causes, the self-effulgent, inconceivable, impersonal Brahman, which is originally Parabrahman. You manifest various potencies in this cosmic manifestation.

SB 8.7.25

O lord, you are the original source of Vedic literature. You are the original cause of material creation, the life force, the senses, the five elements, the three modes and the mahat-tattva. You are eternal time, determination and the two religious systems called truth [satya] and truthfulness [ṛta]. You are the shelter of the syllable om, which consists of three letters a-u-m.

Source; https://www.vedabase.com/en/sb/8/7

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    Describe the answer in your own words rather than just copy pasting. See The copy-paste issue, Hinduism version. For the verses, you can quote them. But there should be something in your own words also. Aug 12, 2017 at 4:51
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    "greatest of all demigods"..LOL actually he is the ONLY Bhagavana as per the Vedas, which these people will translate as " Supreme Personality of Godhead" or something like that :D
    – Rickross
    Aug 12, 2017 at 5:16
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    How beautiful. It shows how stupid all are to fight over Vishnu and Shiva. They both indeed are one.
    – user9392
    Aug 12, 2017 at 17:10
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    @Rickross, according to your understanding of Vedas, maybe. You do realize there are different interpretations right ?
    – ram
    Aug 13, 2017 at 4:02
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    What i meant is as far as the usage of the term Bhagavan is concerned then in Vedas its only used for Rudra Bhagavan in the entire Vedas. Its not used for any other Deities in the whole of Vedas. Its actually not at all a question of going deep into it or understanding (in ur words).@ram
    – Rickross
    Aug 13, 2017 at 5:18

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