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Gauḍīya Vaiṣṇavism
(10,857 words)

The constellation of persons, communities, texts, doctrines, and practices denoted by the term "Gauḍīya Vaiṣṇavism" constitutes a distinctive tradition of religious affiliation centered on the worship of Kṛṣṇa (regarded as the source of all Viṣṇu forms and avatāras) with geographical origination and locus in the region of great…

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Valpey, Kenneth, “Gauḍīya Vaiṣṇavism”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of Hinduism Online, Editor-in-Chief Associate Editors Knut A. Jacobsen, Helene Basu, Angelika Malinar, Vasudha Narayanan. Consulted online on 29 October 2020 <>
First published online: 2018

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