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saṃpradāya

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A term for an institutionalized order or tradition (usually smārta in nature), marked by a guru-pupil lineage or paramparā. This may be traced back to an historical or mythical founder, or ...

saṃpradāya

saṃpradāya  

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A term for an institutionalized order or tradition (usually smārta in nature), marked by a guru-pupil lineage or paramparā. This may be traced back to an historical or mythical founder, or even to ...
Mahānubhāva Saṃpradāya

Mahānubhāva Saṃpradāya  

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An anti-Vedic and antinomian Kṛṣṇa-bhakti tradition, founded by Cakradhar in 13th-century Maharashtra. By the end of the following century, the tradition had separated into thirteen ‘currents’ ...
Sangeeta Sampradāya Pradarśini

Sangeeta Sampradāya Pradarśini  

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A Telugu work (1904) on music and musicians by Subbarāma Dīkshitar. The work, in two volumes, was printed in Ettayapuram, Tamil Nadu.Pradarśini has five main sections:1. Seventy-seven biographies of ...
Aughara

Aughara  

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One of the panths (‘paths’) of the Nāth Siddha sampradāya.
Vindhyavāsin

Vindhyavāsin  

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(c.4th century ce)The founder of a Sāṃkhya sampradāya which may have influenced Patañjali's Yoga School.
svatantra

svatantra  

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An adjective describing self-appointed, or self-initiated renouncers and sādhus—i.e. those who have not formally joined a sampradāya or ascetic lineage.
Jayadeva Pakṣadhara

Jayadeva Pakṣadhara  

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(15th century ce)The founder of a Navya Nyāya sampradāya in the tradition of Gaṅgeśa.
Nimbārkī

Nimbārkī  

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A member of the Nimbārka or Sanakādi sampradāya, a Vaiṣṇava bhakti tradition claiming the Dvaitādvaitin, Nimbārka as its founder. The early history of the sampradāya is not clear, but it appears to ...
Rādhavallabhī

Rādhavallabhī  

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A North Indian Vaiṣṇaiva bhakti sampradāya, founded by Hitaharivaṃśa when he consecrated an image of Kṛṣṇa called Rādhavallabha (‘Lover of Rādhā’) at Vṛndāvana in 1535, and continued, after his ...
Vallabhasampradāya

Vallabhasampradāya  

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A western Indian Vaiṣṇava householder bhakti movement, based on the Śuddhādvaita theology developed by Vallabha. Its devotional practice is characterized as the Puṣṭimārga, since soteriological ...
Baladeva

Baladeva  

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1 See Balarāma.2 (18th century ce) The founder of a Vedānta sampradāya. His Govindabhāṣya belongs to the Gauḍīya Vaiṣṇava tradition; it characterizes the relationship between the devotee and Kṛṣṇa as ...
Puruṣottamācārya

Puruṣottamācārya  

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(13th century ce?)Named as an early ācārya in the Nimbārka sampradāya, although the lineage is historically unreliable. The Vedāntaratnamañjuṣa is attributed to him, as is a ‘biography’ of Nimbārka, ...
Śrīpati

Śrīpati  

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(14th century ce, or earlier)The founder of a Śaiva Vedānta samprādaya. A Liṅgāyata, in his Śrīkarabhāṣya he draws on Rāmānuja's Viśiṣṭādvaita, adopting an essentially bhedābheda stance, ...
Nāthdvāra

Nāthdvāra  

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A town in southern Rajasthan which is the major tīrtha and ritual centre for the Vaiṣṇava Vallabha Puṣṭimārga sampradāya. The focus of attention is the image of Kṛṣṇa as Śrī Nāthjī (in the havelī of ...
Meykaṇṭār

Meykaṇṭār  

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12th–13th century ce)The first systematic Śaiva Siddhānta theologian; author of the influential Civañāṉapōtam (Śivajñānabodham) (‘Treatise on Śiva Knowledge’) (c.1223 ce), a twelve-verse sūtra text ...
Kṛṣṇadāsa Kavirāja

Kṛṣṇadāsa Kavirāja  

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(b. 1531?)A North Indian Vaiṣṇaiva bhakti poet who succeeded his father, Hitaharivaṃśa, as head of the Rādhavallabhī sampradāya after the latter's death. His main work is Karṇānanda (‘Delight of the ...
Nisargadaṭṭa Mahārāj

Nisargadaṭṭa Mahārāj  

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(1897–1981)A teacher from a humble background, who earned his living as a cigarette (bīdī) seller in Mumbai. Initiated into a Nāth Siddha sampradāya, he achieved wider fame with the publication of a ...
Hitaharivaṃśa

Hitaharivaṃśa  

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(1502–1553)A North Indian Vaiṣṇaiva bhakti poet who was the founder of the Rādhavallabhī sampradāya. Born into a brahmin family near Mathurā, he moved in his thirties to Vṛndāvana where, in 1535, he ...
Music of Braja-bhoomi

Music of Braja-bhoomi  

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Braja-bhoomi in Uttar Pradesh, is the land associated with Śri Kriṣhṇa. In a restricted sense this region, as defined by poets of different Vaiṣhṇava sampradāyas (religious sects), covers many places ...
Prathamābhyāsa Pustakamu

Prathamābhyāsa Pustakamu  

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An early Telugu work on music, published in 1905. Its archival importance is enhanced by the fact that it was written by Subbārama Dīkshitar, author of the well-known work, Sangeeta Sampradāya ...

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