Lord Shiva the greatest devotee of Lord Krishna and how he’d gotten the name of Tripurari which is very famous name of Lord Shiva. How he destroyed the three residences of demons and burnt them to ashes, being empowered personally by Krishna to do that. So for the devotees of Krishna, they have a very intimate relationship with Lord Shiva. They respect Lord Shiva as the greatest of all devotees. Sometimes the devotees of Lord Shiva do not understand the position of Krishna. And there is a misunderstanding. But from the devotees of Vishnu and Krishna’s side, at least in our disciplic succession there is absolutely no misunderstanding what so ever. And we recommend that everyone worship Lord Shiva as the greatest devotee of Krishna. And worship Krishna as the Supreme Personality of Godhead and take from Him the unlimited blessings of His causeless mercy and to serve Him through devotional service.
His Holiness Jayapataka Swami Maharaj
1986,10th August, SB class @ Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.