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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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As cultural bridges have been built between mainland Shaivism and Bodo traditions, Vaishnavism and Sankardev's heritage, bridges are being built between (Arunachal) Donyi-Polo and Puranic deities, (Meghalaya) Jaintia practices and Epic narratives.
Her column was the offshoot of a 'lifelong search for meaning that led her to Vaishnavism, a monotheistic Hindu philosophy that stressed the importance of devotion to God,' her son wrote.
Further, one of the villains is named Vishnu, reflecting the traditional clashes between Vaishnavism and Shaivism.
Traditionally, Bharatanatyam has been a solo dance that was performed exclusively by women, and expressed Hindu religious themes and spiritual ideas, particularly of Shaivism, but also of Vaishnavism and Shaktism.
Shaivism, Vaishnavism and Mahayana Buddhism flourished among the ruling Khmer elites until the 14th century.
Vaishnavism, the worship of Lord Krishna, is one of the principle branches within the broad Hindu tradition.
From Nabadwip in West Bengal Vrindavan in Uttar Pradesh, Das has captured various sights and sites within Vaishnavism.
Sripad Mahendraji organised the Mahanam Sampradaya which is a group of vaishnav monks who have the dedicated purpose of propounding Vaishnavism.
Chapters are: the Vallabha Sampradaya; seeing Krishna: Darshan as the inward journey; KrishnaAEs many mansions: Mughal patronage and expansion; of Maharajas and Maharanas: patronage and the development of regional autonomy; Vaishnavism without borders: Shri Nathji and the journey abroad; fitting Pushtimarg into American Hinduism; the challenges of the Diaspora.
It is a stage in which the lover-saint desires nothing, but the blessings of the beloved domna for which he surrenders himself totally to her in suppliant knee which is strongly reminiscent of the bhakti tradition of medieval Vaishnavism in India and the idea of 'feudalization of love' and midon(domna)-vassal relationship of the castle lady and the medieval knight so powerfully presented in the Provencal lyric poetry (cansos) of the Troubadours like Arnaut Daniel, Bernart de Ventadorn and Raimbaut de Aurenga.
Devoted to Vaishnavism portraying images of Krishna, Rama, Vishnu and his other incarnations, Lakshmi and other Vaishnava gods and saints; 2.
The Final Journey: Complete Hospice for Departing Vaishnavas" is an updated and revised edition of the rituals and wishes of those who follow the branch of Hindu known as Vaishnavism, revering Vishnu as one of the primary forms of God.