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The Pāñcarātra is a Hindu tradition that worships Viṣṇu as the supreme god. Its origins date back to the centuries before the Common Era, and still today it can be found in certain features of the Śrīvaiṣṇava tradition. This article will deal with a number of aspects of Pāñcarātra, including its e…

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Marion Rastelli, “Pāñcarātra”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Edited by: Knut A. Jacobsen, Helene Basu, Angelika Malinar, Vasudha Narayanan. Consulted online on 21 February 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2212-5019_beh_COM_9000000055>
First published online: 2012

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