Traditions | Paramparās of Hinduism

Lingayatism | Basavanna

1. Liṅgāyatism Liṅgāyatism is a Śaivite Hindu religious tradition in India. Initially known as Vīraśaivas , since the 18 th century adherents of this faith are known as Liṅgāyats . The terms Liṅgāyatism and Vīraśaivism have been used synonymously, but Vīraśaivism may refer to the broader Vīraśaiva philosophy which predates Liṅgāyatism, to the historical community now called Liṅgāyats , and to a contemporary (sub) tradition

BAPS in Svāmīnārāyaṇa Saṁpradāya

1. Bocāsanvāsī Akṣara Puruṣottama Svāmīnārāyan Sansthā Bocāsanvāsī Akṣara Puruṣottama Sansthā ( BAPS ), is a Hindu denomination within the Svāmīnārāyaṇa Saṁpradāya . It was formed, by Yajñapuruṣdās ( Śāstriji Mahārāj ), on the principle that Svāmīnārāyan was to remain present on earth through a lineage of Gurus dating all the way back to Guṇatitānand Svāmī – one of Svāmīnārāyaṇa ’s most prominent disciples. Based on

Svāmīnārāyaṇa Saṁpradāya | Swaminarayan Sampradaya

1. Svāmīnārāyaṇa Saṁpradāya Svāmīnārāyaṇa Saṁpradāya, also known as the Svāmīnārāyaṇa faith or the Svāmīnārāyaṇa tradition , started in the state of Gujarat , in which followers offer devotion to and worship Svāmīnārāyaṇa . The Svāmīnārāyaṇa faith has a large percentage of Gujarati Hindus who are followers of Svāmīnārāyaṇa . 2. Foundation The Svāmīnārāyaṇa Saṁpradāya originated from the Uddhava Saṁpradāya , led by Rāmānanda Svāmī :

Rāmānandī Saṁpradāya

1. Rāmānandī Saṁpradāya The Rāmānandī , also known as the R ām āyats or the Rāmāvats , are a branch of the Śr ī Vai śṇavism Saṁpradāya of Hinduism. 2. Denomination The Rāmānandī Saṁpradāya is one of the largest and most egalitarian Hindu sects India, around the Ganges Plain, and Nepal today: It mainly emphasizes the worship of Rāma , as well as Viṣṇu directly

Śrī Vaiṣṇavism | Sri Vaishnavism

1. Śrī Vaiṣṇavism Śrī Vaiṣṇava Saṁpradāya or Śrī Vaiṣṇavism is a denomination within the Vaiṣṇavism tradition of Hinduism: The name is derived from Śrī referring to goddess Lakṣmī as well as a prefix that means " sacred , revered ", and god Viṣṇu who are together revered in this tradition. The tradition traces its roots to the ancient Vedas and Pañcarātra texts and popularized by

Gauḍīya Vaiṣṇavism | Gaudiya Vaishnavism

1. Gauḍīya Vaiṣṇavism Gauḍīya Vaiṣṇavism (also known as Gauḍīya Vaiṣṇava tradition, Bengali Vaiṣṇavism, or Chaitanya Vaiṣṇavism) is a religious movement in Vaiṣṇava Hinduism, inspired by Śrī Kṛṣṇa Caitanya Mahāprabhu (1486–1534) in India. " Gauḍīya " refers to the Gauḍa region (present day Bengal/Bangladesh) with Vaiṣṇavism meaning " the worship of Viṣṇu ". Its theological basis is primarily that of the Bhagavad Gītā and Bhāgavata Purāṇa

Nimbārka Saṁpradāya | Nimbarka

1. Nimbārka Saṁpradāya The Nimbārka Saṁpradāya (Sanskrit निम्बार्क सम्प्रदाय), also known as the Haṁsa Saṁpradāya , Kumāra Saṁpradāya , Catuḥ Sana Saṁpradāya and Sanakādi Saṁpradāya , is one of the 4 Vaiṣṇava Saṁpradāyas . It was founded by Nimbārka (c.7 th century CE), and teaches the Vaiṣṇava theology of Dvaitādvaita ( dvaita-advaita ) or " dualistic non-dualism ." Dvaitādvaita states that humans are both different

Rudra Saṁpradāya

Rudra Saṁpradāya In Hinduism, the Rudra Saṁpradāya is one of 4 Vaiṣṇava Saṁpradāyas, a tradition of disciple succession in the religion. Vaiṣṇavism is distinguished from other schools of Hinduism by its primary worship of deities Viṣṇu and/or Kṛṣṇa and their Av atārs as the Supreme forms of God . The ascetic Viṣṇusvāmī formed the Rudra-Saṁpradāya , though the Saṁpradāya is believed to have traced its

Puṣṭimārga Saṁpradāya | Pushtimarg

1. Puṣṭimārga Puṣṭimārga (lit. " the Path of Nourishing, Flourishing "), also known as Puṣṭimārga Saṁpradāya or Vallabha Saṁpradāya , is a sub-tradition of Vai ṣṇavism (Hinduism). It was founded in early 16 th -century by Vallabhācharya (1479–1531) and is focussed on Kṛṣṇa . A bhakti (devotional) school, Puṣṭi Mārga was expanded by the descendants of Vallabhācharya, particularly Gosain-ji : Its values are derived from

Śaiva Siddhāṅta | Shaiva Sddhanta

The Śaiva Siddhāṅta Philosophy 1. Introduction In the books that treat of Śaivism , there is a reference to four schools, viz., the Nākulisa Pāśupata, the Śaiva, the Pratyabhijñā and the Rāseśvara. Śaiva Siddhāṅta is the philosophy of Southern Śaivism . It owes its origins to no single author. It is midway between Śankara’s Advaita and Rāmānuja’s Viśishṭādvaita. Its literature consists chiefly of 1. The