Kedudukan Śrī Kṛṣṇa pada Devī Bhāgavata Purāṇa Perspektif acintya-bhedābheda-tattva


Devī Bhāgavata and Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam from the theological aspects both affirm Lord Kṛṣṇa as Puruṣa (ancient God). It is something unique that Devī Bhāgavata in the whole of Skanda always position Ādyāśakti as Almighty God (supreme Brahman and also māyā), but at the same time in Skanda 9, Devī Bhāgavata also confirmed Lord Kṛṣṇa as Puruṣa. In general we know that Durgā or Śakti refers to potential or energy while Śiva or Kṛṣṇa is the source of potential or possessing energy, but in the proposition of Devī Bhāgavata, the Ādyāśakti acts as Brahman or Puruṣa and at the same time Mahāmāyā. In another narration on Devī Bhāgavatam also states that Ādyāśakti as primal śakti (Nirguṇa Brahman) and positions Puruṣa as His instrument.