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n. Hinduism
One who worships Vishnu.

[From Sanskrit vaiṣṇava-, relating to Vishnu, from Viṣṇuḥ, Vishnu.]

Vaish′na·vism (-vĭz′əm) n.


the worship of Vishnu in any of his forms or incarnations. — Vaishnava, Vaishnavite, n.
See also: Hinduism
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Noun1.Vaishnavism - Hindu sect worshiping of VishnuVaishnavism - Hindu sect worshiping of Vishnu  
Hindooism, Hinduism - the religion of most people in India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and Nepal
religious order, religious sect, sect - a subdivision of a larger religious group
Vaishnava - worshipper of Vishnu
2.Vaishnavism - worship of Vishnu one of the 3 chief gods of the Hindu pantheonVaishnavism - worship of Vishnu one of the 3 chief gods of the Hindu pantheon
Hindooism, Hinduism - a body of religious and philosophical beliefs and cultural practices native to India and based on a caste system; it is characterized by a belief in reincarnation, by a belief in a supreme being of many forms and natures, by the view that opposing theories are aspects of one eternal truth, and by a desire for liberation from earthly evils
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While India's domestic scenario is not without its difficulties, it is profiting from the hard times its peers are facing at present," Vaishnav told DW.
Political scientist Milan Vaishnav of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington says Modi's honeymoon may have ended prematurely in part"because of his government's inability to sell its programme for reform".
While Delhi is not very significant in electoral terms, a BJP loss there shatters the popular narrative around the BJP's invincibility," said Milan Vaishnav, an associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
I think Modi surprised everyone by, with very little hesitation, embracing the United States," said Milan Vaishnav of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.