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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Vaisnavism asserts that it is the divine touch that initiates in the devotee the yearning for God, the craving for the Ultimate", writes Bishop Philoxenos.
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).
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.), and he intends to redress the imbalance by discussing Saivite Hindu traditions in the South Asian diasporas.
She appeals to them not to torment her: "Ye, Anril birds, is it all right / That you should with your male partners mate, / Right in front of me and warble my life out?" 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. This book marks something of a departure in being aimed not at the scholar but at the general reader, and specifically at the Christian reader who wishes to better understand the spiritual wisdom to be gleaned from India's religious traditions.
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.
Early Tantric Vaisnavism: Three Newly Discovered Works of the Pancaratra, the S vay ambhu vapancaratra, Devamrtapancaratra and Astadasavidhana, Critically Edited from Their 11th and 12th Century Nepalese Palm Leaf Manuscripts.
(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.
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.
A.D.) down to the Bengal Vaisnavism of Sri Caitanya, Neo-Vaisnavism of Sankaradeva and Orissan Vaisnavism of the Pancasakha period.
More specifically, in his article "Vaisnavism on Hans Kung: A Hindu Theology of Religious Pluralism," (4) Yadav proposed Vallabha's doctrine of scriptural realism as a viable paradigm for interreligious dialogue.