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Caitanya
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Caitanya, generally referred to by his followers as Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu or Śrī Kṛṣṇa Caitanya Mahāprabhu (1486–1533), holds a position of particular prominence in and well beyond Bengal as the founding inspiration, preceptor, and divinity of the Gauḍīya Vaiṣṇavas, who are for this…

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Valpey, Kenneth, “Caitanya”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of Hinduism Online, Editor-in-Chief Associate Editors Knut A. Jacobsen, Helene Basu, Angelika Malinar, Vasudha Narayanan. Consulted online on 19 October 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2212-5019_BEH_COM_9000000103>
First published online: 2018



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