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  • vaishnavite — ˌvīt noun ( s) Usage: usually capitalized Etymology: Sanskrit vaiṣṇava + English ite : vaishnava …   Useful english dictionary

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  • World Vaishnavite Association — (est. 1994)    The World Vaishnavite Association was formed in 1994, in large part to heal the splintering that had occurred around the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) in the years following the death of its founder,… …   Encyclopedia of Hinduism

  • Bhaktivedanta, Swami A. C. Prabhupada (1896–1977) —    Vaishnavite guru and founder of the International Society for Krishna ConsciousnessBhaktivedanta Swami played a major role in inter preting Vedanta for modern Western readers and in spreading the worship of Krishna outside India. For several… …   Encyclopedia of Hinduism

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  • Vaishnavism —    Vaishavism is the name for the group of traditions that adhere to the worship of VISHNU. An adher ent of Vaishnavism is a Vaishnavite, “One who belongs to Vishnu.”    Vishnu can be worshipped alone as Mahav ishnu or “Supreme Vishnu,” but… …   Encyclopedia of Hinduism

  • Vikram (name) — Vikram is a male name in the Hindu community. In Sanskrit or Hindi Devanāgarī script, it is written विक्रम. The most common understanding of the name Vikram is valorous one who is wise, brave and strong many Hindu names, the name Vikram has… …   Wikipedia

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