SB 1.9 - Bhīṣma's worshipable Deity
Bhīṣma prayed that his Lord, who is four-handed and who has a beautifully decorated lotus face, with eyes as red as the rising sun, await him at the moment he quit his body. Bhīṣma knew that Kṛṣṇa is the original Nārāyaṇa, but his worshipable Deity was four-handed Nārāyaṇa. It was the form of Kṛṣṇa mentioned in the mantra he used during meditation. Although it was sure that Bhīṣma would attain Vaikuṇṭha, still as a humble Vaiṣṇava he desired to see the face of the Lord, for he thought he would not see the Lord any more after quitting his body. A pure devotee is never anxious to go back to the kingdom of God. He entirely depends on the goodwill of the Lord. His only desire is to be in rapt attention thinking of the lotus feet of the Lord.