Vaishnavism, Vaiṣṇavism: 5 definitions
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General definition (in Hinduism)Source: WikiPedia: Hinduism
Vaishnavism (वैष्णव धर्म): Vaishnavism is a tradition of Hinduism, distinguished from other schools by its worship of Vishnu or his associated avatars, principally as Rama and Krishna, as the original and supreme God.
India history and geogprahySource: archive.org: Social Life In Medieval Rajasthan
Vaiṣṇavism in Rājasthān.—After the 15th century, the cult of Brahmā seems to have merged in that of Śiva, Viṣṇu or Sun—a conception of Tripuruśa. This is evidenced by the images of Bhāwal (Medtā), Rāṇpur (Mārwār) and Rāmgarh (Kotāh) in which these deities have been combined with that of Brahmā on account of the growing influence of Śaivism and Vaiṣṇavism.Source: archive.org: Nilamata Purana: a cultural and literary study (history)
Vaiṣṇavism (वैष्णविस्म्) refers to one of the religious institutions once common in ancient Kashmir (Kaśmīra) as mentioned in the Nīlamatapurāṇa.—Vaiṣṇavism occupies an important place in the Nīlamata which speaks of Viṣṇu more than of any other deity.Source: What is India: Inscriptions of the Śilāhāras
Vaiṣṇavism during the reign of the Śilāhāra dynasty (r. 765-1215 A.D.).—Viṣṇu was another popular deity, but Śilāhāra records contain very few references to grants made in his honour. There was a temple of Lakṣmī-Nārāyaṇa at Māṇḍavalī (modern Māṇḍavī in the Ṭhāṇā District), to which a grant was made in the reign of Keśideva II.Source: Shodhganga: Vaisnavism in Andhradesa A D 1000 to 1600 A historical study
Vaiṣṇavism during the rule of the Haihayas (A.D. 1100-1200).—In the Palnāḍ region (Guntur Dt.) Vaiṣṇavism gained firm ground during the rule of the Haihayas. The focal centre of Vaiṣṇavism in this region was the Chennakeśava temple at Mācerla. The Palnāṭi-vīracaritra describes how the ūrināyakulu (leaders of the village), kāpus and other lowers sections of the śūdra caste and the pañcamas adopted Vaiṣṇavism and stood behind Brahmanāyuḍu in all his social reforms, consistent with the spirit of Śrīvaiṣṇavism.
The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as 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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Parama Samhita (English translation) (by Krishnaswami Aiyangar)
The Bhāgavata religion of the Pāñcarātras < [Introduction]
Gītā, a manual of Pāñcarātra teaching < [Introduction]
The tradition of Agastya’s emigration confirmatory < [Introduction]
A History of Indian Philosophy Volume 3 (by Surendranath Dasgupta)
Part 1 - The Chronology of the Āḻvārs < [Chapter XVII - The Āḻvārs]
Part 1 - Antiquity of the Pañcarātra < [Chapter XVI - The Pañcarātra]
A History of Indian Philosophy Volume 4 (by Surendranath Dasgupta)
Part 5 - Some Companions of Caitanya < [Chapter XXXII - Caitanya and his Followers]
Part 1 - Madhva’s Life < [Chapter XXV - Madhva and his School]
Chaitanya's Life and Teachings (by Krishna-das Kaviraj)
A History of Indian Philosophy Volume 2 (by Surendranath Dasgupta)
Part 12 - Bhāgavata and the Bhagavad-gita < [Chapter XIV - The Philosophy of the Bhagavad-gītā]
Part 12 - Viṣṇu, Vasudeva and Kṛṣṇa < [Chapter XIV - The Philosophy of the Bhagavad-gītā]
Later Chola Temples (by S. R. Balasubrahmanyam)