American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Hinduism One who worships Vishnu.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Literally, a worshiper of Vishnu. The Vaishnavas form one of the great divisions into which the adherents of Brahmanism are divided, characterized by belief in the supremacy of Vishnu over other gods. This division is again broken up into many subordinate sects.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Hindu Myth.) A worshiper of the god Vishnu in any of his incarnations.
- n. worshipper of Vishnu
- From Sanskrit vaiṣṇava-, relating to Vishnu, from Viṣṇuḥ, Vishnu. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Others utilize Hindu, specifically Vaishnava, theology to reconfigure Christmas to be a Hindu tradition. ...”
“This Vaishnava sadhu has written sacred text, likely a mantra or hymn, across his face.”
“Here is Lata Mangeshkar singing Vaishnava Jan To, and here are the lyrics and translation.”
“Thomas Kelly The holy man pictured here wears signature Vaishnava symbols: three vertical stripes coming together at the bridge of the nose as well as similar patterns on the arms.”
“There are many references to the significance of the Rakhi festival in Vaishnava Theology.”
“One Vaishnava saint, Bhaktivinode Thakura elaborates on these motivations: Those who take to worship of the Lord out of bhaya, äshä or kartavya- buddhi are not on such a pure level.”
“We are given introductions to the Vedas, the Upanishads, the great Epics of the Mahabharata and Ramayana, the later classical age of ancient literature including the poetry of Kalidasa, various philosophical writings of the Middle Ages, the religious poetry of the Puranas, the yogic and spiritual texts of the Tantras, Vaishnava poetry, and others.”
“The song widely practices by the non-violence stock believers particularly the follower of Choitonno Dev, an ascetic Vaishnava monk and social reformer in 16th century Bengal and Orissa.”
“He helped me understand and even appreciate my own parents/ elders in their Bhakti/ Vaishnava approach.”
“ISKCON, or the Hare Krishna movement, is part of the ancient Vaishnava, or monotheistic religious tradition within Hindu culture.”
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