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  Vaishnavism: Devotion to Vishnu - ReligionFacts
Vaishnavism is the branch of Hinduism in which Vishnu or one of his incarnations (usually Krishna or Rama) is worshipped as the supreme God.
Vaishnavism is the largest Hindu denomination and it has numerous subdivisions.
Another distinctive aspect of Vaishnavism is the admiration of numerous Vaishnava saints.
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  Gaudiya Vaishnavism - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
Gaudiya Vaishnavism, (Bengal) Vaishnavism, is a Vaishnava religious movement founded by Chaitanya Mahaprabhu in the late 1400's.
The focus of Gaudiya Vaishnavism is the devotional worship (bhakti) of Radha and Krishna, and their many divine incarnations as the supreme forms of God.
Vaishnavism was not unaffected – this was to be an era of new movements and revolutionaries.
www.arikah.com /encyclopedia/Gaudiya_Vaishnavism   (1452 words)

 Vaishnavism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Vaishnavism is one of the principal traditions of Hinduism, and is identified from other schools by its primary worship of Vishnu (and his associated avatars) as the Supreme God.
The followers of Vaishnavism are refered to as 'Vaishnavas', which is the Vriddhi form of Vishnu in Sanskrit.
The principle belief of Vaishnavism is the supremacy of Vishnu or Narayana as the one Supreme God.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Vaishnavism   (1678 words)

 Manipur- Traditional Religion Of The Meiteis
The co-existence of Vaishnavism and the traditional faith of the Meiteis were uneasy for some time, but slowly began the process of assimilation and the result was the Hindunisation of the Meitei faith.
Vaishnavism is a mixture of ballets and rites.
When the new faith - Vaishnavism came to be the state religion of Manipur, there was in the beginning resistance to change on the part of the devotees of the traditional cults.
www.manipuronline.com /Manipur/September2006/traditionalreligion25_1.htm   (1296 words)

 TTD Saptagiri February_2006 English Version
Vaishnavism is at once a philosophy and a religion going hand in hand in the Vaishnava literature.
Further Vaishnavism is correlated invariably with Goddess Sri and this fact is evidenced by the Rigvedic Text that Brahman is one with svadha or Sri even at the time of dissolution (Aneedavathala savathya tadekam).
Later, this Vaishnavism as correlated with goddess Sri was styled as Srivaishnavism since Sri is associated eternally with Lord Vishnu, as mercy incarnate, to shape the career of the bodiless karma bound souls adhering to his body as dead inert matter at the time of dissolution.
www.omnamovenkatesaya.com /Saptagiri_Feb2006_Eng/Vaishnavism.htm   (1654 words)

 Hinduism Today | Four Sects | October/November/December, 2003
Vaishnavism is an ancient Hindu sect centering on the worship of Lord Vishnu and His incarnations, especially Krishna and Rama.
Vaishnavism: Vedas, Vaishnava Agamas, Puranas and the Itihasas (Ramayana and Mahabharata, especially the Bhagavad Gita).
Vaishnavism: Most Vaishnavites believe that religion is the performance of bhakti sadhanas, devotional disciplines, and that man can communicate with and receive the grace of the Gods and Goddesses through the darshan (sight) of their icons.
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 Dvaita Documentation: Vaishnava FAQ
Vishnu is the Deity worshipped in the Vedas and their scriptural adjuncts; according to Vaishnavas, He is the Supreme Lord, and is the only entity primarily praised in all true scriptures.
While the exact details of what are acceptable and what not vary between different schools of Vaishnavism, and even between different institutions within the same school, most practicing Vaishnavas reject such stimulants as coffee, cocoa, tea, tobacco, alcohol, and any items including these, from their diets and habits.
As different schools of thought all claim to be Vaishnava, but as Vaishnavism in any flavor does not derive from prophets as do some other religions, it has never had a history of Crusades, fatwas, Inquisitions, et cetera.
www.dvaita.org /docs/srv_faq.html   (0 words)

 Origin of Saivism, Vaishnavism, Saktham, Gowmaram, Ganapathyam and Sowram
Doctrine of Trinity, Doctrine of Avatar and the Doctrine of Fulfillment of Sacrifice are the basic doctrinal aspects of Saivism and Vaishnavism.
It was also the time when the great sects of 'Saivism and Vaishnavism' were taking shape and there was a tendency for organization in a number of other sects (mentioned in the Puranas) through their medium.
Saivism and Vaishnavism are the offshoot of Early Indian Christianity.
www.geocities.com /Athens/Ithaca/1412/origin.html   (2765 words)

 Hinduism's Online Lexicon - V   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The doctrine of avatara (He who descends), especially important to Vaishnavism, teaches that whenever adharma gains ascendency in the world, God takes a human birth to reestablish "the way." There are either 10, 22 or 34 avataras of Vishnu, according to various scriptures.
Vaishnavism stresses the personal aspect of God over the impersonal, and bhakti (devotion) as the true path to salvation.
The goal of Vaishnavism is the attainment of mukti, defined as blissful union with God's body, the loving recognition that the soul is a part of Him, and eternal nearness to Him in Vaikuntha, heaven.
www.himalayanacademy.com /resources/books/dws/lexicon/v.html   (4383 words)

 What do we believe?
According to Vaishnavism, the Sanatana Dharma, or eternal occupation of all living entities is to serve the Supreme Lord.
Vaishnavism, being a branch of Hinduism, is also considered by its followers to be eternal and thus does not have a beginning.
There is also the concept in Vaishnavism that at the time an authorized acharya accepts a disciple he also accepts the karma of that disciple so that they can begin their spiritual life with a clean slate.
www.atlantaharekrishnas.org /Default.aspx?tabid=93   (3233 words)

 soc.religion.vaishnava -- Gaudiya FAQ
Gaudiya Vaishnavism as a widespread movement of bhakti or devotion was begun by Sri Chaitanya Mahaaprabhu (see http://www.goloka.com/gallery/html/cait01.html), who appeared in West Bengal in the late 15th century.
Gaudiya Vaishnavism was certainly influenced by many earlier personalities, such as Maadhavendra Puri (who also represents the connection of Gaudiya Vaishnavism to the Maadhva sampradaaya coming from Srimad Ananda Tiirtha or Madhvaachaarya) (see http://www.rit.edu/~mrreee/madhva/index.html) and Jayadeva Goswami, Chandiidaasa and Vidyaapati.
Although Gaudiya Vaishnavism as a widespread movement really began in the late 15th century, a commentary on Vedaanta-suutra was not written until the 18th century.
www.faqs.org /faqs/religions/vaishnava/gaudiya-faq   (2585 words)

 Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for Vaishnavism
Vaishnavism is one of the major forms of modern Hinduism, along with Shaivism and Shaktism, and is probably the most popular and most widely practiced.
Together with Vaishnavism and Shaivism, it is one of the major forms of Hinduism practiced today.
In the bhakti movement of Vaishnavism, Radha symbolizes the human soul and Krishna...
www.encyclopedia.com /SearchResults.aspx?Q=Vaishnavism   (687 words)

 Vaishnavism - HinduWiki
Vaishnavism is one of the principal divisions of Hinduism.
Achintya Bheda-Abheda, espoused by Sri Chaitanya adhered by Gaudiya Vaishnavism.
Vaishnavism grew in later years due to the influence of sages like Ramanuja,Vedantha Desikar, Surdas, Tulsidas, Tyagaraja, etc.
www.hinduwiki.com /index.php?title=Vaishnavism&redirect=no   (362 words)

 Sri Vaishnava Home Page
Sri Vaishnavism is a multifaceted tradition that has both popular and philosophical aspects.
These pages attempt to present a glimpse into a few sides of this religion -- its vibrant temple culture, the philosophical love poetry of the Alvar saints, the Vedanta discourses of the Upanishadic sages, the penetrating insight of the acharyas -- all culminating in the grand philosophy of Visishtadvaita.
One of the foremost poets and philosophers of India; a versatile genius who permanently set Ramanuja's philosophy on firm footing.
www.ramanuja.org   (323 words)

 Krishna.com :: Vaishnava and Vaishnavism
Vaishnavism can be described as devotion to Krishna, or any of His divine incarnations.
In sheer numbers, Vaishnavism prevails as the leading religious system over Shaivism, Shaktism, and the many other paths commonly associated with Hinduism.
Vaishnavism is known as sanatana dharma, or “the eternal function of the soul.” And it is also referred to as a bhakti-yoga, or “the devotional path through which one can link with the supreme.”
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 Vaishnavism Summary
500 B.C.E. RELIGION AS A PERCENTAGE OF WORLD POPULATION: 9.5 percent Overview Vaishnavism is the name given to the faith and practices of those Hindus who hold Vishnu ("the all pervasive one") and the godde...
Vaishnavism is one of the principal divisions of Hinduism.
Its adherents worship Vishnu as the supreme God or one of his avatars and are principally monotheistic whilst also incorporating elements which could be described as panentheistic in nature.
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 Heart of Hinduism: Vaishnavism
Vaishnavas are divided into many smaller divisions, often focussing on one form or avatar (descent) of Vishnu.There are also a number of prominent theologians, who established their own sampradayas (preceptoral successions) teaching different forms of Vedanta and contesting the purely monistic doctrine of Shankara.
There are four main branches of Vaishnavism and the various sampradayas often claim orthodoxy on the basis of belonging to one of these.
Vaishnavism claims to go back millions of years (in keeping with its own historical worldview).
hinduism.iskcon.com /tradition/1201.htm   (310 words)

 VNN - What is Vaishnava
Vaishnavism as established in the ancient Vedic literature, geographically manifested in a place known today as India.
Vedic literature proclaims that the knowledge about the mundane world accompanied with the complete temporary creation, as well as the spiritual worlds with all their variegatedness, rely on eternal principles, i.e., there is no beginning neither end to them.
The term "Vaishnava" and "Vaishnavism" have also somehow come to be used in a narrow, restricted sense which they hardly deserve.
www.vnn.org /about/vaishnava.html   (671 words)

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Although the philosophy of Vaishnavism includes dualism of Madhva, qualified dualism of Rãmãnuja, and nearly monistic views of Vallabha, the predominant philosophy of Vaishnavism is dualism.
Vaishnavism stresses complete surrender (prapatti) to Lord Vishnu and His incarnations and advocates devotion (bhakti) as the highest spiritual discipline.
The objects of worship are the images of Vishnu and His incarnations, and sãlagrãmas, small stones of different colors (predominantly fl) recovered from the bed of the river Gandakî, one of the tributaries of the Ganges river in India.
www.hindubooks.org /bansi_pandit/hindu_dharma/ch07.htm   (2442 words)

 Casino Online : Vaishnavism   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Vaishnavism è una delle divisioni principali di hinduism.
I relativi aderenti adorano Vishnu come il dio o quello supremo dei suoi avatars e sono principalmente monotheistic mentre anche comprendendo gli elementi che potrebbero essere descritti come panentheistic in natura.
Vaishnavism si è sviluppato durante gli anni più tardi dovuto l'influenza
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 Florida Vedic College
To be effective as a Minister, learning must continue and the Minister must be able to make practical application of what he learns throughout his life.
The Doctor of Vaishnavism student should have had basic studies in Vaishnava Philosophy, Vaishnava History, Vaishnava Administration, Vaishnava Ministry and Vaishnava Edcuation, as well as practical ministerial experience in applying those teachings.
The Florida Vedic College Divinity Doctor in Vaishnavism degree programs are designed to provide Ministry analysis, guidance and training to increase ministerial competency.
www.floridavediccollege.edu /art_doctorate.htm   (814 words)

 Mythical developments in Saivism and Vaishnavism
Trinity is explained in Vaishnavism as Siva, Vishnu and Brahma that is Mummoorthy.
Since the left half of Siva's body is portrayed in male form as well as in female form, it clearly shows that the left half of Siva's (God the father) body is the metaphorism of Holy Spirit in two different angles.
The Son of God is envisioned in four angles in Saivism and Vaishnavism.
www.geocities.com /Athens/Ithaca/1412/mythical.html   (620 words)

 saroja ramanujam's Blog : Meaning of vaishnavism, saroja ramanujam blogs on sulekha, Religion blogs, saroja ramanujam ...
As long as you have His mark on your mind it doesnot matter how you mark your forehead.External paraphernalia is to creata the attitude of bhakthi so that the Lord will make your heart His aboad.
One of the five yajnas, Brahma yajna is the study of scriptures and to explain them to others.Several vaishnavite scholars are also doing this as we can see in the groups and websites on vaishnavism and I am glad that I am able to add a little like the squirrel.
Whatever I hve accomplished so far is not my doing but the leela of Sri Lakshminarasimha whom I worship and I feel that I am only an instrument in His hands.I feel that only now I have found the purpose of my life.
sarojaramanujam.sulekha.com /blog/post/2006/04/meaning-of-vaishnavism.htm   (541 words)

 Vaishnavism for Books Great Deals on Vaishnavism for Books
Vaishnavism of the Gowd Saraswat Brahmins and a Few Konkani Folklore Tales
Abiding grace: A history of Sri Vaishnavism in South India with particular reference to the parallels in some other religions (T.T.D. religious publications series)
Vaishnavism in Assam and Bengal: A comparative study
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 Srila A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada: Tirobhava Offerings: Swami B. V. Tripurari
So, to minimize the activities of such great preachers as our Guru Maharaja as unfortunately many people do, and which even more unfortunately nowadays some people are doing even though their very sraddha, their adhikari for bhakti has come in the wake of his campaign.
So we are very proud to be a disciple of A. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada and we are happy on this occasion to rise to the occasion so that any challenge as to authenticity of our Guru Maharaja, his understanding, his character and his preaching mission.
Sometimes it is such that mind is perplexed for want of knowing the goal of life and we are fortunate that we hear from Caitanya Mahaprabhu's sampradaya, we know what is the goal of life, but then we just get on with our life rather than making the goal of life our life also.
www.vtweb.com /gosai/chaitanya/prabhupada/sp_tirubhava/tripurari_mj.html   (2916 words)

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