Glossary

Vaishnavite

Vaishnavite

Vaishnavites are followers of the Vaishnavism sect of Hinduism, which involves the worship of the deity Vishnu and his ten avatars, including Rama, Krishna, Narasimha and others. Vaishnavism was instrumental to the spread of the Bhakti movement in medieval South Asia. The Bhagavad Gita, Vedas, Upanishads and the Bhagavata Purana are some of its most important texts.

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