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Rādhāvallabha Sampradāya
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The Rādhāvallabha Sampradāya is a Vaiṣṇava lineage and community existing for nearly five hundred years in the Braj area of northern India. It was founded in 1535 CE by Hit Harivaṃś (1502–1552 CE) in Vrindavan. Vrindavan (Vṛndāvana) is a famous pilgrimage town in Braj that is believed to be the geographic location of many childhood activities of the god Kṛṣṇa who was born, according to pious tradition, in roughly 3000 BCE in the nearby town of …

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Beck, Guy L., “Rādhāvallabha Sampradāya”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of Hinduism Online, Edited by: Knut A. Jacobsen, Helene Basu, Angelika Malinar, Vasudha Narayanan. Consulted online on 19 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2018

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