Palyadasi, Pālyadāsī, Palya-dasi: 1 definition
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Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)Source: Pure Bhakti: Bhajana-rahasya - 2nd Edition
Pālyadāsī (पाल्यदासी) refers to:—A maidservant of Śrīmatī Rādhikā. The word pālya means ‘to be nourished, cared for and protected’, and the word dāsī means ‘a maidservant’; thus, the pālya-dāsīs are maidservants under the affectionate care of Śrīmatī Rādhikā. (cf. Glossary page from Bhajana-Rahasya).
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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Bhajana-Rahasya (by Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura Mahasaya)