Lord Krishna was an avatar of Lord Vishnu but once I have heard that one day Lord Krishna and Arjuna went to Ksheera Sagara to see Lord Vishnu and they had met him. So,if Lord Krishna was a form of Vishnu,how can he meet Vishnu?

  • Even when Vishnu descends to earth as Avatar, Narayana still resides in Vaikuntam.
    – The Destroyer
    Nov 25, 2015 at 5:51

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Bhagavan Krishna was a vibhava avatara of Sriman Narayana. It is not that when Bhagavan descends to bhu-lokam in one of his avatarams Vaikuntham suddenly becomes vacant- all of Bhagavan's avatarams issue forth from Sriman Narayana who remains in Vaikuntham.

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    Welcome to Hinduism SE! You should cite sources.
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    Nov 25, 2015 at 6:04
  • @AnujGhai Well put. There is no limit to That Itself. Sri Krishna himself demonstrated this by appearing as the limitless leaves of universes. Nov 26, 2015 at 16:33

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