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Vaishnavism

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Vaishnavism is the worship of Vishnu as the Supreme Lord.  It is one of the major Hindu denominations along with Shaivism, Shaktism, and Smartism.  It is also called Vishnuism, its followers are called Vishnuites, Vaishnavas or Vaishnavites.

The tradition is notable for its avatar doctrine, wherein Vishnu is revered in one of many distinct incarnations.  Rama, Krishna, Narayana, Kalki, Hari, Vithoba, Kesava, Madhava, Govinda, Srinathji and Jagannath are among the popular names used for the same supreme being.


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