Vatanatu, Vaṭanāṭu, Vata-natu: 1 definition


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Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)

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

Vaṭanāṭu refers to the “northern country” (North India), and represents one of the seven topographical segments in Vaiṣṇavism.—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 108 [divyadeśas] are brought under six or seven topographical segments [viz., Vaṭanāṭu] of the Indian subcontinent.

Within Vaṭanāṭu are 11 divyadeśas:

  1. Ayoṭṭi (Ayodhyā),
  2. Naimicāraṇyam,
  3. Piruti (Jyoṣimaṭha, Nandaprayāgā),
  4. Kaṇṭameṉuṅkaṭinakar (Devaprayāgā),
  5. Vatariyācciramam (Bhadrinātha),
  6. Cāḷakkirāmam (Śālagrāma, Muktinātha in Nepal),
  7. Vaṭamaturai (Mathurā, Bṛndāvanam, Govardhana),
  8. Āyppāṭi (Gokula),
  9. Tuvarai or Tuvārakai (Dvārakā),
  10. Ciṅkavēḷkuṉṟam (Ahobilam),
  11. Vēṅkaṭam (Tiruppati-Tirumala, Ādivarāha-kṣetra).
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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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