Vaisnavism


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Noun1.Vaisnavism - Hindu sect worshiping of VishnuVaisnavism - 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.Vaisnavism - worship of Vishnu one of the 3 chief gods of the Hindu pantheonVaisnavism - 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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Professor Acharya came across three early works of the Pancaratra or tantric Vaisnavism that he has edited for this edition.
87) Similarly, King Mahasivagupta Balarjuna of South Kosala discontinued his mother's adherence to Vaisnavism, in favour of Saivism and Buddhism, thereby aligning himself with the liberal policy of the rising Pala king Dharmapala, his powerful neighbour in the eighth century.
Bishop Isc Mar Philoxenos gifted me a copy of his book Grace in Vaisnavism and Christianity, based on his doctoral thesis.
Bhandarkar (1837-1925), Vaisnavism, Saivism and Minor Religious Systems, 1913; C.
Sridhara Svami, the great acarya of the medieval period offered his distinctive interpretation of the philosophy of the Vaisnavism mostly through his commentaries on three basic treatises of the Bhagavata cult, viz, Bhagavata Purana (Bhavartha Dipika), Visnu Purana (Atma Prakasa) and Bhagavadgita (Subodhini).
Nine of the papers are presented here, exploring such topics as the influence of orthodox Vaisnavism on Visistadvaita Vedanta and Pancaratra, the vyuhas in stone, and service as an end in itself.
However, it is interesting to note that Srinivasachari finds a place for marital love in Vaisnavism as Bernard finds it in Christianity.
He has done this through a series of well-received monographs that offer detailed scholarly analyses of such major traditions as the Mimasma, Vedanta and Vaisnavism.
The more limited issue that will be addressed is the characterisation of Bengal Vaisnavism (Chapter XII) as one of the lamentable perversions of an originally austere religion under the influence of eroticism gone wild.
Francis skillfully reads sectarian antagonism through the placement of the curses, noting just how their emplacement well illustrates "the decline of Vaisnavism and the rise of Saivism as the state religion" (p.
down to the Bengal Vaisnavism of Sri Caitanya, Neo-Vaisnavism of Sankaradeva and Orissan Vaisnavism of the Pancasakha period.
Most of the research on Hinduism in Britain has focused on Vaisnavism or Hindu-based religiosity transplanted to the West by Indian gurus, explains Geaves (religion, Liverpool Hope U.