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  • n. Plural form of Vaishnava.


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  • Vaishnavas maintain that there is one Supreme Lord, Sri Krishna, also known by many names such as Vishnu.

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  • Ramanuja and Madhva were both theists, both Vedantins, and both Vaishnavas (that is, both identified God with Vishnu), sharing a common allegiance to the same set of scriptures and engaging in similar religious practices.

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  • Theistic Vedantins, on the other hand, were Vaishnavas

    Concepts of God

  • The Tamil Vaishnavas, too, had their saints, 12 alvars, who also expressed emotional religion and whose works were collected c.

    c. South India

  • Only the Vaishnavas — the followers of Vishnu, of whom Ram is an incarnation — do so.

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  • Thus, say the Vaishnavas, "God serves as he is served, in absolute justice."

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  • One of the contentions of the Vaishnavas is that they alone of all religious faiths, admit the divine birth and mission of the founders of all religions.

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  • For all that many of us are Vaishnavas, those of us who are Shaktas go on with their animal sacrifices just the same.

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  • Baishnabs (Vaishnavas), a name commonly given in Bengal to those followers of Caitanya who persist in the original rule of disregarding caste regulations within the sect, and hence now form a separate community.

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  • Central India the Jains are said to be sharply distinguished from Hindus but in other parts they intermarry with Vaishnavas and while respecting their own ascetics as religious teachers, employ the services of

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