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Nimbārka Sampradāya
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The sectarian tradition or sampradāya of Nimbārka (not earlier than the 13th cent.?) is one of the oldest extant groups of Viṣṇu worshippers (or Vaiṣṇavas) in North India. As in all Hindu sects, its members are recruited through initiation by a guru. Today the greatest concentration of Nimbārkīs (also called Nimāvats) is found in the northwest regions, particularly in Braj (the region around the town of Mathura), the holy land of Kṛṣṇa with whi…

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Clémentin-Ojha, Catherine, “Nimbārka Sampradāya”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of Hinduism Online, Editor-in-Chief Associate Editors Knut A. Jacobsen, Helene Basu, Angelika Malinar, Vasudha Narayanan. Consulted online on 22 October 2021 <>
First published online: 2018

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