Gauḍīya Vaiṣṇavism
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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 avatāra s) with geographical origination and locus in the region of g…

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Kenneth Valpey, “Gauḍīya Vaiṣṇavism”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Edited by: Knut A. Jacobsen, Helene Basu, Angelika Malinar, Vasudha Narayanan. Consulted online on 20 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2012

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