I read in a biography of Sri Ramanujacharya that SriSailapurna asked Sri Ramanuja's brother Govinda, who was a devotee of Lord Shiva, to discard Shiva and worship Narayana instead, as Lord Shiva is 'Lila-dveshi'.

Lila means Divine play. Lord Shiva has many divine plays as mentioned in the different puranas. What is the connotation of the word 'lila-dveshi' as per the scriptures?

  • Can you tell which biography contains this? – user16581 Apr 1 '19 at 13:02
  • It is not Ramanujarya who called Embar back. It was Ramanujacharya's uncle Tirumalai Nambi. Can Sri Krishna be called 'a person'? .The conversation which took place is a double entendre. It has one meaning outside and one inside. – Sarvabhouma Apr 1 '19 at 20:16
  • That was a wrong link posted. Look at this question Ramanujacharya's Brother. – Sarvabhouma Apr 3 '19 at 3:28
  • Your question says Ramanujacharya talked to Embar whereas it's his uncle Tirumalai Nambi. That is why I shared the question. The pashuram has a different and esoteric meaning than what it looks and can't be simply understood. No, the thought that treating Shiva and Vishnu as different will lead to hell is only limited to some people. That is not a universal thought. There is heirarchy between deities. Pancharatra agamas are strictly monotheistic and Vishnu is superior. Following those agamas and worship according to them doesn't not lead to hell. – Sarvabhouma Apr 3 '19 at 4:19
  • @Sarvabhouma If you know tyese, why dont you write an answer instead of commenting?! – user17294 Apr 3 '19 at 4:43

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