Padmi, Padma-nibhekshanah, Padma-nabhah, Aravindakshah, Padma-garbhah, Sarirabhruth, Maharddhih, Riddhah, Vruddhatma

Viṣṇu-sahasranāma 346-354 | August 3, 2014 |

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Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 7.7.10 | June 27, 2014 |

हिन्दी; Vallabh Vidyanagar, Gujarat, India

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