Shrivaikuntha, Śrīvaikuṇṭha, Shri-vaikuntha: 2 definitions


Shrivaikuntha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

The Sanskrit term Śrīvaikuṇṭha can be transliterated into English as Srivaikuntha or Shrivaikuntha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)

[«previous next»] — Shrivaikuntha in Vaishnavism glossary
Source: Prabhupada Books: Sri Caitanya Caritamrta

Śrīvaikuṇṭha (श्रीवैकुण्ठ).—According to Śrī Caitanya Caritāmṛta, Madya-lila 9.222, “Later the Lord went to Cāmtāpura, where He saw the Deities of Lord Rāmacandra and Lakṣmaṇa. He then went to Śrī Vaikuṇṭha and saw the temple of Lord Viṣṇu there”. Śrī Vaikuṇṭha is about four miles north of Alwar Tirunagarai and sixteen miles southeast of Tirunelveli-is situated on the bank of the Tāmraparṇī River.

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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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India history and geography

[«previous next»] — Shrivaikuntha in India history glossary
Source: Chaitanya’s life and teachings (history)

Shri-vaikuntha is one of the places visited by Chaitanya during his pilgrimage in Southern India between April 1510 and January 1512.—Shri-Vaikuntha.—Shri Vaikuntham, four miles n. of Alwar Tirunagari. [R. M. G.], on the left bank of the Tamraparni and 16 m. s. e. of Tinnevelly.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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