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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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Vaishnav Rajkumar, a student based in the UAE, agreed.
Singers Daler Mehndi, Papon, Udit Narayan, Kailash Kher, Sonu Nigam and Shaan mesmerised the audience with their numbers and tailed off the evening with two of Bapu's favourite songs, Vaishnav Jana Toh and Raghupati Raghav.
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".
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There is a very clear probusiness orientation in this government, but they are carefully sequencing the economic reform announcements so that they are not perceived to be against the interest of the poor," said Milan Vaishnav, associate with the South Asia Program at Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
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.
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Milan Vaishnav, an associate on South Asia at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, said neither case never really went anywhere.