Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Hinduism One who worships Vishnu.

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  • n. A Hindu worshipper of the god Vishnu in any of his incarnations.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A worshiper of the god Vishnu in any of his incarnations.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Literally, a worshiper of Vishnu.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. worshipper of Vishnu

Etymologies

From Sanskrit vaiṣṇava-, relating to Vishnu, from Viṣṇuḥ, Vishnu.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • Others utilize Hindu, specifically Vaishnava, theology to reconfigure Christmas to be a Hindu tradition. ...

    Deepak Sarma: Diaspora Hinduism and the December Dilemma

  • "This Vaishnava sadhu has written sacred text, likely a mantra or hymn, across his face."

    Religious Experiences

  • Here is Lata Mangeshkar singing Vaishnava Jan To, and here are the lyrics and translation.

    Raag Khamaj « Sunayana’s Blog

  • 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.

    When a Holy Man's Skin Is the Canvas

  • There are many references to the significance of the Rakhi festival in Vaishnava Theology.

    Archive 2009-08-01

  • 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.

    TEXAS FAITH: Does materialism compromise the holiday season? | RELIGION Blog | dallasnews.com

  • 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.

    Archive 2009-05-01

  • 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.

    Kirton - Mystical Performance

  • He helped me understand and even appreciate my own parents/ elders in their Bhakti/ Vaishnava approach.

    Jeerleaders: Rich, Ulrich, Ned

  • ISKCON, or the Hare Krishna movement, is part of the ancient Vaishnava, or monotheistic religious tradition within Hindu culture.

    ISKCON Krishna Temples Seek Claimants in Chapter

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