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I found the following verse in Padma Purana, Uttara-Khanda in Karttika Mahatmya wherein Lord Krishna speaks to Satyabhama:

saivah sauras ca ganesa vaishnavah sakti-pujakah |
mam eva prapnuvantiha varshambhah sagaram yatha ||
eko'ham pancadha jatah kridayan namabhih kila |
deva-datto yatha kascit putrady-ahvana-namabhih ||

As the rainwater goes to the ocean, the followers of Siva, the Sun, Ganesa, Visnu, so also the worshippers of Sakti come to me only. I am one, born in five ways, and play with names—as one Devadatta calls his sons etc. with (various) names. [6.88.43-44]

How do Vaishnavas interpret this verse which seems to support the system of worship of five deities?

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    – Pandya
    Nov 6 '18 at 17:27
  • There's a similar verse in Mahabharata too.
    – user9969
    Jan 14 '19 at 17:32
  • Btw the Swaminarayan Vaishnavas accept Panchatayana Puja as valid.
    – user9969
    Jan 14 '19 at 17:36

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