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Encyclopedia > Gaudiya Vaishnavism

Gaudiya Vaishnavism, (Bengal) Vaishnavism, is a sect of Hinduism founded by Chaitanya Mahaprabhu. Brahma-Madhva-Gaudiya sampradaya is the disciplic succession following this particular type of Vaishnavism (and Vaishnava Theology), which worships Krishna as the Supreme Personality of Godhead. Bengal, known as Bôngo (Bengali: বঙ্গ), Bangla (বাংলা), Bôngodesh (বঙ্গদেশ), or Bangladesh (বাংলাদেশ) in Bangla (Bengali), is a region in the northeast of South Asia. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... A sect is a small religious or political group that has branched off from a larger established group. ... This article is about the Hindu religion; for other meanings of the word, see Hindu (disambiguation). ... Deities of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu (right) and Sri Nityananda (left) at Radha-Krishna temple in Radhadesh, Belgium Chaitanya Mahaprabhu (also transliterated Caitanya) (Bangla:চৈতন্য মহাপ্রভূ) (1486 - 1534), was an ascetic Hindu monk and social reformer in 16th century Bengal, India (present-day West Bengal and Bangladesh). ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... This article is being considered for deletion in accordance with Wikipedias deletion policy. ... Lord Krishna revealing his Universal form to Arjuna Krishna (कृष्ण, pronounced as kŖιŞhŅə, Sanskrit for black), is according to common Hindu tradition the eighth avatar of Vishnu. ... In Christianity, the Godhead is a unit consisting of God the Father, Jesus Christ (the Son), and the Holy Spirit. ...

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Gaudiya and other Vaishnava schools: main theological differences

  • Krishna is the original form of God, the source of Vishnu and not His avatar.

This teaching - shared by Nimbarka and Vallabha sampradayas and opposed by Ramanuja and Madhva - is based most prominently on Bhagavata Purana 1.3.28 (krsnas tu bhagavan svayam), the most important Purana for Gaudiya Vaishnavas, and elaborated on by Jiva Gosvami (one of Six Gosvamis of Vrindavan) in his Krishna sandarbha. God is the term used to denote the Supreme Being believed by monotheistic religions to exist and to be the creator and ruler of the Universe. ... For other uses of the name Vishnu, see Vishnu (disambiguation). ... The 10 avatars of Lord Vishnu In Hinduism, an avatar or avatara (Sanskrit अवतार), is the incarnation (bodily manifestation) of an Immortal Being, or of the Ultimate Supreme Being. ... Nimbarka, is known for propagating the Vaishnava Theology of Dvaitaadvaita, duality in unity. ... Vallabhacharya (1479 - 1531) called his system of thought Shuddhadvaita (pure monism). ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Sri Ramanuja Acharya (1017 - 1137 AD) was an Indian philosopher and is recognized as the most important saint of Sri Vaishnavism. ... Madhva can refer to: Shri Madhvacharya, Vaishnavite saint and founder of Dvaita school of thought, at Pajaka, Udupi a person belonging to the Dvaita school of thought This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... The Bhagavata Purana (sometimes rendered as Bhagavatha Purana), also known as the Srimad Bhagavatam, written c. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... The Six Gosvamis of Vrindavan consist of; the brothers Sanatana Gosvami and Rupa Gosvami, their nephew Jiva Gosvami, Raghunatha Bhatta Gosvami, Raghunatha dasa Gosvami and Gopala Bhatta Gosvami. ...

Gaudiya Vaishnava Theology is prominently expounded by Jiva Gosvami in his Sat-sandarbhas, six elaborate treatises on various aspects of God. Other prominent Gaudiya Vaishnava theologians are his uncles, Rupa Gosvami and Sanatana Gosvami, Visvanatha Chakravarti and Baladeva Vidyabhushana, author of Govinda Bhashya, a famous commentary on Vedanta Sutra. Radha refers to either one of two figures in Hindu religion. ... In most South Asian languages, Shakti translates literally as power. ... Popular image of Lakshmi In India, Lakshmi or Laxmi (Sanskrit: लक्ष्मी) is the goddess of wealth, light and fortune, as well as (secondarily) luck, beauty and fertility. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Deities of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu (right) and Sri Nityananda (left) at Radha-Krishna temple in Radhadesh, Belgium Chaitanya Mahaprabhu (also transliterated Caitanya) (Bangla:চৈতন্য মহাপ্রভূ) (1486 - 1534), was an ascetic Hindu monk and social reformer in 16th century Bengal, India (present-day West Bengal and Bangladesh). ... In Hindu philosophy (and in the teachings of Surat Shabd Yoga) the cycle of creation is divided into four yugas (ages or eras): Satya Yuga or Krita Yuga Treta Yuga Dwapara Yuga Kali Yuga // The spiritual states of civilization in each yuga In Hindu tradition, the world goes through a... A Kalki Avatara statue In Hindu traditions, Kalki (also rendered by some as Kalkin and Kalaki) is the name of the tenth and final Maha Avatara (Great Avatar) of Vishnu the Preserver, who will come to end the current Kali Yuga, (The Age of Darkness and Destruction). ... Gaudiya Vaishnava Theology, is a type of Vaishnava Theology that began with Caitanya Mahaprabhu (1486-1534), a Bengali Vaishnava sadhu. ... Category: Possible copyright violations ... This page meets Wikipedias criteria for speedy deletion. ... Visvanatha Chakravarti Thakura (1626? - 1708?) was a Gaudiya Vaishnava acharya born in the village of Deva-gram within Nadia district, West Bengal, India. ... Baladeva Vidyabhushana (? - ?) was a prominent Gaudiya Vaishnava acharya. ... A Gaudiya Vaishnava commentary on Vedanta_Sutra. ... The Brahma sutra is the nyaya prasthana, the logical text that sets forth the philosophy systematically (nyaya - logic/order). ...


Modern times

After the disappearance from this world of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, in the 17th-18th century there was a period of decline. But at the end of 19th and beginning of 20th century Gaudiya Vaishnavism underwent a renaissance due to the efforts of Bhaktivinode Thakur, who held a prominent position as a judge, and his son Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura, an eminent scholar and preacher who founded 64 Gaudiya Matha monasteries in India and abroad. The leading disciples of Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura established their own temples (Maths) after his dissappearance from this mortal world in 1939. There are now numerous branches of the Saraswata Gaudiya Vaishnava tradition. The most well known branches are as follows : ISKCON, founded by Srila Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math of Srila Bhakti Rakshak Sridhar Maharaj, Sri Chaitanya Gaudiya Math of Srila Bhakti Dayita Madhava Maharaja, Gaudiya Vedanta Samiti of Srila Bhakti Prajnana Kesava Maharaja, Sri Gopinath Gaudiya Math of Srila Bhakti Promode Puri Goswami Maharaja and Sri Krishna Chaitanya Mission of Srila Bhakti Vaibhava Puri Goswami Maharaja. At the end of 20th century all these societies had established branches in foreign countries. The present-day Acharyas (Gurus) of these Vaishnava communities such as the ISKCON Acharyas, Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Maharaj, Srila Bhakti Bibudha Bodhayan Maharaja, Srila Bhakti Vedanta Narayana Maharaja and Srila Bhakti Vallabha Tirtha Maharaja are now actively preaching the religion of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu all over the world. Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura was the guru of A.C. Bhaktivedanta_Swami_Prabhupada, the founder-acharya of International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON, Hare Krishna Movement). It is pricipally through the pioneering efforts of Srila A.C. Bhaktivedanta_Swami_Prabhupada that Gaudiya Vaishnavism has now become known throughout the world. Bhaktivinode Thakur (1838-1914), a prominent figure among the Gaudiya Vaishnavas of Bengal, was born Kedarnath Datta in the town of Birangara, Bengal, India. ... Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura, founder-acharya of the Gaudiya Math Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakur Prabhupada (1874-1937), the well-known preacher of Gaudiya Vaishnavism, was born Bimal Prasad Dhutt in the seaside pilgramge town of Jagganath Puri, Orissa, India. ... Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura, founder-acharya of Gaudiya Math Shortly after Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura took the renounced order of Sanyasa in 1918, the Gaudiya Math was organized. ... Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura, founder-acharya of the Gaudiya Math Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakur Prabhupada (1874-1937), the well-known preacher of Gaudiya Vaishnavism, was born Bimal Prasad Dhutt in the seaside pilgramge town of Jagganath Puri, Orissa, India. ... The International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) is a new religious movement based on Bengali, or more specifically Gaudiya, Vaishnavism founded by A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, referred to by followers as His Divine Grace, in New York in 1966. ... Bhakti Raksaka Sridhara Deva Gosvami Maharaja (October 10, 1895 - August 12, 1988) was born Sri Ramendra Chandra Deva Sharma Bhattacharya, as the first child of Sri Upendra Chandra Deva Sharma Bhattacharya-Vidyaratna and Srimati Gauri Bala Devi. ... Bhakti Vaibhava Puri Maharaj Founder-Acharya of Sri Krishna Chaitanya Mission Sri Krishna Chaitanya Mission is a religious organisation in the Gaudiya Vaishnavism tradition founded by Srila Bhakti Vaibhava Puri Maharaj; Maharaj received initiation from Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakur, so the mission operates in the Saraswat tradition of Bhaktisiddhanta and... Bhakti Vaibhava Puri Maharaj at Tompkins Square Park August 24, 2001 Srila Bhakti Vaibhava Puri Goswami Maharaj was born in the village of Fulta, adjacent to the city of Berhampur in the state of Orissa, India in the year 1913. ... Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura, founder-acharya of the Gaudiya Math Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakur Prabhupada (1874-1937), the well-known preacher of Gaudiya Vaishnavism, was born Bimal Prasad Dhutt in the seaside pilgramge town of Jagganath Puri, Orissa, India. ... A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada (September 1, 1896–November 14, 1977) was born Abhay Charan De, in Kolkata, West Bengal. ... The International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON), popularly called Hare Krishna, is a new religious movement founded by A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, referred to by followers as Srila Prabhupada, in New York in 1966. ... The International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) is a new religious movement based on Bengali, or more specifically Gaudiya, Vaishnavism founded by A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, referred to by followers as His Divine Grace, in New York in 1966. ... A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada (September 1, 1896–November 14, 1977) was born Abhay Charan De, in Kolkata, West Bengal. ...


Gaudiya Vaishnava organizations

The International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) is a new religious movement based on Bengali, or more specifically Gaudiya, Vaishnavism founded by A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, referred to by followers as His Divine Grace, in New York in 1966. ... Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura, founder of Gaudiya Math Shortly after Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura took the renounced order of Sanyasa in 1918, the Gaudiya Math was organized. ... Bhakti Vaibhava Puri Maharaj Founder-Acharya of Sri Krishna Chaitanya Mission Sri Krishna Chaitanya Mission is a religious organisation in the Gaudiya Vaishnavism tradition founded by Srila Bhakti Vaibhava Puri Maharaj; Maharaj received initiation from Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakur, so the mission operates in the Saraswat tradition of Bhaktisiddhanta and...

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Gaudiya Vaishnavism - definition of Gaudiya Vaishnavism in Encyclopedia (105 words)
Gaudiya Vaishnavism is a sect of Hinduism, meaning Bengal Vaishnavism that was founded by Chaitanya.
Gaudiya Vaishnavas also worship Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu as the latest incarnation of Krishna to descend in this yuga/age.
The most famous organization in Gaudiya Vaishnavism is ISKCON/Hare Krishna.
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