Mohanabhava, Mohana-bhava: 1 definition


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Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)

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Source: Pure Bhakti: Jaiva-dharma

Mohanabhava (मोहनभव) or simply Mohana refers to Modana in some special conditions (of separation), according to a discussion between Vijaya Kumāra and Śrī Gopāla Guru Gosvāmī.—Modana does not occur anywhere other than in the yūtha of Śrī Rādhikā. Modana is the dearest and most delightful pleasure sport of the hlādinī-śakti. In some special conditions of separation, modana becomes mohana, and as an effect of this helpless condition of separation, all the sāttvika-bhāvas manifest in the sūddīpta condition. When mohanabhāva attains a unique, indescribable mode of behavior, developing into a wondrous condition that resembles a state of utter confusion, then it is divya-unmāda. It has many different features such as udghūrṇā and citrajalpa.

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Vaishnava (वैष्णव, vaiṣṇava) or vaishnavism (vaiṣṇavism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshipping Vishnu as the supreme Lord. Similar to the Shaktism and Shaivism traditions, Vaishnavism also developed as an individual movement, famous for its exposition of the dashavatara (‘ten avatars of Vishnu’).

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