Rūpa Gosvāmī
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Rūpa Gosvāmī was one of the principal disciples of Kṛṣṇa Caitanya and an important 16th-century theologian of the Gauḍīya Vaiṣṇava school; he developed an elaborate avatāra theology as well as a sophisticated theology of religious emotion. Born in Bengal, he spent most of his life in Vraja (now Braj), where he was instrumental in the (re)development of the area as a place of pilgrimage. He wrote works of Sanskrit poetry, theology, literary…

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Rembert Lutjeharms, “Rūpa Gosvāmī”, 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_9000000125>
First published online: 2012

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