Vaishnavism
noun see Vaishnava

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  • Vaishnavism — is a tradition of Hinduism, distinguished from other schools by its worship of Vishnu or its associated avatars, principally as Rama and Krishna, as the original and supreme God.cite book author = Goswami, B.K. year = 1965 title = The Bhakti Cult …   Wikipedia

  • Vaishnavism — Vaish na*vism, n. The worship of Vishnu. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Vaishnavism —    Vaishavism is the name for the group of traditions that adhere to the worship of VISHNU. An adher ent of Vaishnavism is a Vaishnavite, “One who belongs to Vishnu.”    Vishnu can be worshipped alone as Mahav ishnu or “Supreme Vishnu,” but… …   Encyclopedia of Hinduism

  • Vaishnavism — See Vaishnava. * * * Worship of Vishnu as the supreme deity, as well as of his incarnations, mainly Rama and Krishna. Vaishnavism is one of the major forms of modern Hinduism, along with Shaivism and Shaktism, and is probably the most popular and …   Universalium

  • vaishnavism — vaish·na·vism …   English syllables

  • Vaishnavism — noun 1. Hindu sect worshiping of Vishnu • Syn: ↑Vaisnavism • Hypernyms: ↑sect, ↑religious sect, ↑religious order • Member Holonyms: ↑Hinduism, ↑Hindooism …   Useful english dictionary

  • Vaishnavism of Manipur — Vaishnavism of Manipur, an east Indian state, has extended history.While there are records in the Puranas as to account of the pre historic forms of Vaishnavism or Bhagavatism in the area of present state, the modern history of Vaishnava… …   Wikipedia

  • Gaudiya Vaishnavism — Gaudiya Vaishnava temple at Tirupathi Gaudiya Vaishnavism (also known as Chaitanya Vaishnavism[1] and Hare Krishna) is a Vaishnava religious movement founded by Chaitanya Mahaprabhu (1486–1534) in India in the 16th century. Gaudiya refers to the …   Wikipedia

  • Pancha Tattva (Vaishnavism) — Pancha Tattva is a Sanskrit term, wherein Pancha means five and tattva means truth or reality . According to Gaudiya Vaishnava tradition, it refers specifically to the Five aspects of God or Absolute Truth.BackgroundIn Gaudiya Vaishnavism these… …   Wikipedia

  • Sri-Vaishnavism — Sri Vaishnavite, n., adj. /shree vuysh neuh viz euhm/, n. a Hindu sect advocating theistic devotion as a philosophically and scripturally valid way to achieve salvation. * * * …   Universalium

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