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One who worships Vishnu.
[From Sanskrit vaiṣṇava-, relating to Vishnu, from Viṣṇuḥ, Vishnu.]
Vaish′na·vism (-vĭz′əm) n.
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the worship of Vishnu in any of his forms or incarnations. — Vaishnava, Vaishnavite, n.See also: Hinduism
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|Noun||1.||Vaishnavism - Hindu sect worshiping of Vishnu |
Vaishnava - worshipper of Vishnu
|2.||Vaishnavism - 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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