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Vaishnava

[ vahysh-nuh-vuh ]
/ ˈvaɪʃ nə və /
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noun Hinduism.

a Bhakti sect devoted to Vishnu.

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OTHER WORDS FROM Vaishnava

Vaish·na·vism, noun
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Vaishnava
/ (ˈvɪʃnəvə) /

noun

Hinduism a member of a sect devoted to the cult of Vishnu, strongly anti-Brahminic and antipriestly in outlook and stressing devotion through image worship and simple ritual

Derived forms of Vaishnava

Vaishnavism, noun

Word Origin for Vaishnava

from Sanskrit vaisnava of Vishnu
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