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Dictionary of Vaisnavism

T. Rengarajan (Author)
Synopsis Vaisnavism is the direct descendant of the Vedic religion, also known as Brahmanism. It is especially widespread in Middle India (the Deccan) where three-fourths of the population is Vaisnavite, and in Hindustan (India north of the Deccan) where one-fourth is Vaisnavite. Sri Vaisnavism does not, however, base its authority solely on the Sanskrit Vedas, Agamas and smrti texts, but also on the Tamil writings of the Alwars. The twelve Alwar saints were born in different parts of South India and appear to span the dates 200 A.D. to 800 A.D. Orthodox tradition, however, places the earliest Alwar saints at 4203 A.D. and the latest at 2706 B.C. They were. The Alwar were Poigai Alwar, Bhuta Alwar, Pey Alwar, Tirpan Alwar, Thirumangia Alwar, Tirumalazi Alwar, Thondaradipodi Alwar, Nammalwar, Kulaseakara Alwar, Periya Alwar, Andal and Madurakavi Alwar. The book pays equal importance to mutt established by Vaisnavites in South India and North India. It also discuss about their followers. The book discuss in General information about Vaisnava terminology, 108-Vaisnava Divya Desam, location of Vaisnava Divya Desam, Alwar's contribution to the Vaisnava Divya Desam, difference between Vadakalai and Thenakalai, order of Alwars specified in the Ramanuja Nurrundadi, Visnu's Incarnation of Alwars, works of Vallabha, Vaisnava Upanisads, Vaisnava temples, Visnu Sasrama-1000 names of Visnu, Disciple in Parakala Mutt, Tirukkurangadi Mutt, Ahobila and Vanamalai Mutt. The book pays equal weight age to Sananta Goswami, Chaitanya Mahaprabhu and other North Indian Vaisnava religious leaders. The book is the first of this type on specific topic, meant for all readers, under the title of Dictionary of Vaisnavaism. The book covers all Vaisnava characters from origin to recent status quo of Vaisnavism.
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About the author

T. Rengarajan

Rengarajan, T. Son of Sri. A.S. Thiruamali was born in 1962, at Srivilliputur, Tamil Nadu. The author completed his graduation in Physics at Madura College, Madurai. He completed his Bachelor of Law from Sri Venkate-shvara Law College, Tirupathi. Different publishers in India published his 80 books. The books were mainly associated to Hindu Religion, some books covers in depth knowledge in Hindu Religion. The author name is under recommendation for different awards based on his works to Hinduism. They were Maharana Mewar award – Best Religious writers, Satish Goyal award-Upanisad-02, G.D. Birla award-Best Spiritual writers. The author’s name is specified in the Sahitya Academy ‘who’s who’ Indian writers. His name is also specified in the International Biblio-graphic writers in India, London and Asia. The author had received Best Spiritual writers – City Cultural Association, Madurai. The author is best social workers. He was Secretary of Public Grievance Redressing Society, which is Registered Body under Tamil Nadu Society Registration Act. He actively participated in the Social workers with respect to certain Government policies. The author was practising Advocate.

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Title Dictionary of Vaisnavism
Author T. Rengarajan
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2004
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 817854038X
length 323p.