Vaisnavist

Form of Hinduism that emerged from the cult of Vasudeva-Krishna. It is founded on the worship of the god Vishnu and of his incarnations, principally Rama and Krishna. The religion features an emphasis on devotional worship (bhakti) in which the ultimate goal of the devotee is to transcend the cycle of birth and death, with the help of divine grace, in order to join Vishnu in spiritual communion.

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Refers to the form of Hinduism that emerged from the cult of Vasudeva-Krishna. It is founded on the worship of the god Vishnu and of his incarnations, principally Rama and Krishna. The religion features an emphasis on devotional worship (bhakti) in which the ultimate goal of the devotee is to transcend the cycle of birth and death, with the help of divine grace, in order to join Vishnu in spiritual communion.

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  1. 1.  The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus, 300157265. The J. Paul Getty Trust.