Vaikuntha-perumal, Vaikunthaperumal, Vaikuṇṭha-perumāḷ: 2 definitions


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In Hinduism

Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)

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Source: Acta Orientalia vol. 74 (2013): Historical sequence of the Vaiṣṇava Divyadeśas

Vaikuṇṭha Perumāḷ temple or Paramēccuraviṇṇakaram (Kāñci) refers to one of the 108 Vaishnava Divya Desam (divyadeśas or divyasthalas), located in the topographical division of Toṇṭaināṭu (“Northern Tamil Nadu”), according to the 9th century Nālāyirativviyappirapantam (shortly Nālāyiram).—Tradition would record the Vaiṣṇava divyadeśas or divyasthalas are 108. The divyadeśa is a base of the cult of Viṣṇu in Viṣṇuism [Vaiṣṇavism] tradition. The list of 108 [viz., Vaikuṇṭha Perumāḷ] seems to have reached maturation by about the early 9th century CE as all the deśas are extolled in the hymns of the twelve Āḻvārs.

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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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General definition (in Hinduism)

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Source: Oxford Reference: A Dictionary of Hinduism

Vaikuṇṭha Perumāḷ; A renowned 8th-century Vaiṣṇava temple at Kāñcīpuram, its iconography is apparently derived from Pāñcarātra theology. In addition, it celebrates the achievements of the Paḻḻava dynasty.

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