It is an important festival particularly to the Vaishnavism
tradition of Hinduism.
Catholic 87.2% (includes Roman Catholic 86.9% and Greek Catholic, Armenian Catholic, and Byzantine-Slavic Catholic .3%), Orthodox 1.3% (almost all are Polish Autocephalous Orthodox), Protestant 0.4% (mainly Augsburg Evangelical and Pentacostal), other 0.4% (includes Jehovah's Witness, Buddhist, Hare Krishna, Gaudiya Vaishnavism
, Muslim, Jewish, Mormon), unspecified 10.8% (2012 est.)
(3) Other traditional and religious performance forms include those influenced by the entrance of Hindu religion, particularly Vaishnavism
, into the Manipuri sociocultural sphere.
believes in the supremacy of Lord Vishnu over all other Hindu deities.
A variety of ascetic sects exist in Hinduism; Vaishnavism
, worshiping the god Vishnu, is one of the most prominent, its followers shaving their heads and leaving a single lock of hair in the back; another is Shaivism, which worships the god Shiva.
Another popular legend tells the tale of Goddess Lakshmi (the goddess of wealth and prosperity) getting married to Lord Vishnu (God of Vaishnavism
) and hence people worship idols of Lakshmi-Narayan (an avatar of Vishnu) in their households on the day.
These thinkers have argued that central texts play a crucial role in classical Buddhism, Christianity, and Vaishnavism
in the sense that one must be thoroughly absorbed and have existentially appropriated these texts in such a way that they become part of one's being.
Hinduism (actually Vaishnavism
) came a century later, again via Bengal, when the local Meiteis of the Valley were converted.
Pujya JejeShri Vrajrajkumarji Mahodayshri in discourses addressed the audience that Vaishnavism
(a sect of Hinduism) is not just a religion but a way of life.
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
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