- a Bhakti sect devoted to Vishnu.
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Examples from the Web for vaishnava
Being Saivites, they do not generally care for Vaishnava temples.Castes and Tribes of Southern India
He is very fond of Vaishnava Sankirtana which he held now and then in his house.
But when we read the Vaishnava poems, these thoughts do not occur.Glimpses of Bengal
Sir Rabindranath Tagore
The first three volumes contain poems inspired by the Vaishnava cult which is the special heritage of Bengal.
But providentially the light of Vaishnava Philosophy came to dispel this atheistic gloom from his mind.
- 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
from Sanskrit vaisnava of Vishnu
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