According to Gaudiya Vaishnavism, The material world is made from the expansion of Maha-Vishnu, means whatever material was made from his body.

Does each and every atom of this universe is a representation of Mahavishnu?

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Yes, he is in every atom

Bhagavata Purana Canto 11-Chapter 16-Shloka 39

Even though over a period of time I might count all the atoms of the universe, I could not count all of My opulences which I manifest within innumerable universes

Purport: The Lord here explains that Uddhava should not expect a complete catalog of the Lord’s opulences, since even the Lord Himself finds no limit to such opulences. According to Srila Jiva Gosvami, kalena indicates that the Supreme Personality of Godhead is within every atom and can therefore easily calculate the total number of atoms. However, although the Lord is certainly omniscient, even He Himself cannot supply a finite number for His opulences, because they are infinite.


Every living thing has a starting point. Consequently, every atom also has a starting point. Atoms are the remnants of the paramatma in mortal form. It is therefore expected that every thing, whether living or non living must be respected.

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