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  1. Krishnaismnoun

    worship of Krishna the 8th avatar of Vishnu


  1. krishnaism

    Krishnaism is a monotheistic tradition within Hinduism that predominantly worships Lord Krishna as the ultimate deity. This religious practice often places an emphasis on devotion and personal relationship with Krishna over ritualistic worship. The religious ideology of Krishnaism is rooted in ancient Hindu scriptures, including the Bhagavad-Gita and Bhagavata Purana, where Krishna is often depicted as a divine hero, supreme being, and the absolute truth. Some of the main branches of Krishnaism include Gaudiya Vaishnavism, Nimbarka Sampradaya, and Vallabha Sampradaya. Practices and beliefs in Krishnaism can vary widely among its followers.


  1. Krishnaism

    Krishnaism is a group of Hindu denominations within Vaishnavism, centered on devotion to Krishna or other forms of Krishna. It is often also called Bhagavatism, because it is the Bhagavata Purana that asserts that Krishna is "Bhagvan Himself," and subordinates to itself all other forms: Vishnu, Narayana, Purusha, Ishvara, Hari, Vasudeva, Janardana, etc. Out of many deities, Krishna is particularly important, and Vaishnava traditions are generally centered either on Vishnu or on Krishna as Svayam Bhagavan. The term "Krishnaism" has been used to describe the sects focused on Krishna, while "Vaishnavism" for sects focusing on Vishnu in which Krishna is an Avatar, rather than a transcended Supreme Being. Krishnaism originates in the early centuries CE, arising from an amalgamation of the heroic Krishna Vasudeva, the "divine child" Bala Krishna and the Gopala traditions, and syncretism of these non-Vedic traditions with the Mahabharata canon, thus affiliating itself with Vedism in order to become acceptable to the orthodox establishment. Krishnaism becomes associated with bhakti yoga in the medieval period. Friedhelm Hardy in his "Viraha-bhakti" analyses the history of Krishnaism, specifically all pre-11th-century sources starting with the stories of Krishna and the gopi, and Mayon mysticism of the Vaishnava Tamil saints, Sangam Tamil literature and Alvars' Krishna-centered devotion in the rasa of the emotional union and the dating and history of the Bhagavata Purana. The central text of Krishnaism is the Bhagavad Gita.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of krishnaism in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of krishnaism in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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