Vaishnava

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worshipper of Vishnu

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Special: Very Visual event with (3) colorful floats, traditional costumes, performances of classical Indian music, dance and dramas, Vaishnava Hindu rituals, activities for kids, and a free vegetarian feast served.
If someone who has no idea of Vaishnavism were to ask, they would say they are Hindu, but if another Hindu were to ask them, they would say they are Vaishnavas or devotees of Krishna.
I wore my saffron robes but did not wear my tilak (traditional Vaishnava marking on the forehead).
A previous "building boom" occurred in Vrindaban in the sixteenth century, when Vaishnava groups "rediscovered" the sacred places of Krishna's life and established devotional centers there.
An ongoing building boom in Vrindaban, the Vaishnava pilgrimage center on the Yamuna River, about 160 kilometers south of New Delhi, poses challenging questions about the process of mediating religious tradition to India's emerging middle class and to her economic elite.
The dialogue between Vaishnavas and Jains in this text shows that it was not confined by the narrow rigid categories of religious affiliations.
Majmudar on "The Gujarati School of Painting and Some Newly Discovered Vaishnava Miniatures".
The Ekanti Vaishnavas belong to the Bhagavata School otherwise called satvatas who worshipped only Krsna-Vasudeva out of the four heroes of the Vrsni genealogy such as Sankarsana, Pradyumna and Aniruddha.
Openshaw carried out her research primarily in the Rarh area in the southwest of the state among Bauls who are Jat Vaishnavas (Vaishnavas by caste) and in the Bagri area in Nadia and Murshidabad districts, where she studied the lineage of Raj Khyapa (1869-1946/7).
Early sources dating back to the 1870s project a negative view of Bauls as low-class entertainers and as Hindu Vaishnavas or Bairagis (Vaishnava renouncers) belonging to many different sampradays (sects or traditions) who perform immoral sexual and scatological acts.
For Tamil-speaking Vaishnavas, the verses of the 12 saints known as
Vaishnavas to visit all 106 earthly abodes at least once in their
He argues that a serious rivalry existed between the Vaishnavas and Shaktas, and that when Vaishnavism became a mass movement in the sixteenth century, the goddess cults were restrained and driven underground.
Later Vaishnavas prefer to identify the icon with Shesha, the serpent bed of Vishnu.
The Alwars, Vaishnava saints, sang about the temple divinities in 108 sacred places, divya deshas.