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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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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.
This sect of rural Bengal draws spiritual inspiration from four major sources: Islam, the mystic Sufism, the devotional path of Vaishnavism and Hindu-Buddhist Tantric philosophy.
Islamic contact in Hindu Orissa or kalinga or Utkal dates back to 16th century, specifically 1568 AD Orissa being one of the ancient civilizations (It even finds mention in Rig Veda) has been ruled by many Hindu kings patronising Shaivism, Budhism, Jainism and Vaishnavism.