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What are the names of Vamana other than Aditya, Upendra, TriVikrama and IndrAnuja. Specifically, is his one of the names Vishnu?

If not, then is there any other Aditya with the name Vishnu as Bhagavad Gita 10.21 says that there is one Aditya named Vishnu? Also, Adi Parva of Mahabharata mentions that Vishnu is youngest among Adityas which raises some possibility that he is Vamana.

  • TriVikrama is another name (after he took on the expansive form) – user1952500 Jan 20 '18 at 21:11
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Yes, Vishnu is one of the names of Vamana. This is mentioned by Sri Madhusudhana Saraswati in his commentary on the Bhagavad gita, for verse 10.21.

Gita moola shloka

आदित्यानामहं विष्णुर्ज्योतिषां रविरंशुमान्।

मरीचिर्मरुतामस्मि नक्षत्राणामहं शशी।।10.21।।

ādityānāmahaṅ viṣṇurjyōtiṣāṅ raviraṅśumān.

marīcirmarutāmasmi nakṣatrāṇāmahaṅ śaśī৷৷10.21৷৷

Translation: Among Adityas I am Vishnu....

For this verse, Sri Madhusudhana gives one of the interpretations of the word "Vishnu" as the Vamana avatar.

Part of the sanskrit commentary by Sri Madhusudhana

....आदित्यानां द्वादशानां मध्ये विष्णुर्विष्णुनामादित्योऽहं? वामनावतारो वा।...

ādityānāṅ dvādaśānāṅ madhyē viṣṇurviṣṇunāmādityō.haṅ? vāmanāvatārō vā.

Translation essence: Among 12 Adityas, I am the Aditya named Vishnu or Vamana incarnation...


Sri Vallabhacharya, Swami Ramsukhdas, Sri Neelkanth and Sri Dhanpati also translate the BG10.21 verse आदित्यानामहं विष्णु as Vamana.

  • This is an English language site. You should add full translation and English transliteration when the main shloka which is the heart of the answer is in Devanagari. Not many users can read and understand Sanskrit or devanagari. – Sarvabhouma Feb 2 at 10:46
  • This is added now. – Lazy Lubber Feb 2 at 10:56

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