Among all the bodily limbs of Lord Krishna why His Lotus feet is given so much prominence in Krishna consciousness? what is the logical reason for this?

  • My knowledge isn't authoritative so I'll write this as a comment rather than an answer, but the focus on "lotus feet" is something I've wondered about as well. My understanding is that this refers to the ability of the divine to be present in various situations but remain unblemished by them (in any sense), just as beautiful lotus flowers bloom above the mud and silt of the still waters below. It is difficult for us not to be tainted by the circumstances in which we find ourselves, but Lord Krishna is exceptional in this regard and is never diminished by contact with that which is less pure.
    – velw
    Commented May 21 at 16:17

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It is a sign of humility and surrender (mām eva ye prapadyante).

In the Bhagavata Purana, when Kapila Muni describes the divine limbs of Lord Vishnu for the purpose of dhyana, he has specifically stated that one should meditate on His lotus feet for a long time.

This is recommended to cleanse the mind off the dirt of material existence accumulated since time immemorial.

यच्छौचनि:सृतसरित्प्रवरोदकेन तीर्थेन मूर्ध्‍न्‍यधिकृतेन शिव: शिवोऽभूत् । ध्यातुर्मन:शमलशैलनिसृष्टवज्रं ध्यायेच्चिरं भगवतश्चरणारविन्दम् ॥ २२ ॥

The blessed Lord Śiva becomes all the more blessed by bearing on his head the holy waters of the Ganges, which has its source in the water that washed the Lord’s lotus feet. The Lord’s feet act like thunderbolts hurled to shatter the mountain of sin stored in the mind of the meditating devotee. One should therefore meditate on the lotus feet of the Lord for a long time (SB 3.28.22)

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