Sign In
   
  Forgot your username ? Click here !
--------------------OR--------------------

Please submit the details below to send us your details to help us track your username.



CAPTCHA Image
[Different Image]

Exotic India takes your privacy very seriously. The information you provide above will not be shared with anybody.
By subscribing, you will receive our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. All emails will be sent by Exotic India using the email address info@exoticindia.com.

Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
|6

Books On Vaishnavism

Sort By:
Display: items per page
Showing 1 to 24 of 412 items in a total of 18 pages
Pages: 1 2 3 4 5 6 » Next  | Last
Isvarasamhita  in Five Volumes)
by V.Varadachari and G.C. Tripathi
Hardcover (Edition: 2009)
Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts and Motilal Banarsidass

Item Code: IHE045
Price: $300.00
Stavavali by Srila Raghunatha Dasa Gosvami
by Kusakratha Dasa, Edited by Purnaprajna Dasa
Hardcover (Edition: 2007)
Ras Bihari Lal & Sons

Item Code: IHD018
Price: $40.00
Sri Caitanya-Bhagavata: Srila Vrndavana Dasa Thakura (Complete Edition)
by Sarvabhavana Dasa, Edited by Sriman Kesidamana Dasa
Hardcover (Edition: 2001)
Rasbihari Lal & Sons, Vrindavan

Item Code: IHD008
Price: $50.00
Dasa Mula Tattva (The Ten Foundational Truths of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu’s Philosophy)
by Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura
Hardcover (Edition: 2009)
Ras Bihari Lal & Sons, Vrindavan

Item Code: IHE012
Price: $27.50
Srimad Bhagavad-Gita by Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur
by Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura
Hardcover (Edition: 2006)
Ras Bihari Lal & Sons Vrindaban, India

Item Code: IHE035
Price: $35.00
Sri Salagrama – Mahatmya (The Glories of Salagrama Sila)
by Bhumipati Dasa, Edited by Purnaprajna Dasa
Paperback (Edition: 2009)
Ras Bihari Lal and Sons

Item Code: IHE050
Price: $13.00
Gopala Campu (Champu) With Free Audio CD
by Srila Jiva Gosvami
Hardcover (Edition: 2009)
ISKCON Chennai

Item Code: IHE064
Price: $60.00
The Bhagavata Purana (5 Volumes)
by G. P. Bhatt & J. L. Shastri
Hardcover (Edition: 1999)
Motilal Banarsidass Publishers Pvt. Ltd.

Item Code: IDG806
Price: $115.00
Sri Uddhava-Sandesa and Sri Hamsaduta
by Srila Rupa Gosvami, Translated by Kusakratha Dasa and Edited by Puranaprajna Dasa
Paperback (Edition: 2006)
Ras Bihari Lal and Sons

Item Code: IDC396
Price: $16.50
Sri Bhakti Sandarbha (Volume-2)
by Srila Jiva Gosvami
Hardcover (Edition: 2007)
Ras Bihari Lal & Sons, Vrindavan

Item Code: IHG014
Price: $40.00
Sri Bhakti Sandarbha (Volume-1)
by Srila Jiva Gosvami
Hardcover (Edition: 2007)
Ras Bihari Lal & Sons, Vrindavan

Item Code: IHG015
Price: $40.00
Sri Bhakti Sandarbha (Volume-3)
by Srila Jiva Gosvami
Hardcover (Edition: 2007)
Ras Bihari Lal & Sons, Vrindavan

Item Code: IHG030
Price: $40.00
Srimad Bhagavatam Sarartha Darsini (Volume 3 Canto IV): of the Commentary Sarartha Darsini by Srila Visvanatha Cakravarti Thakura
by Srila Visvanatha Cakravarti Thakkura, Translated by H. H Bhanu Swami
Hardcover (Edition: 2009)
ISKCON Chennai

Item Code: IHE066
Price: $35.00
Srimad Bhagavatam : Canto III With the Commentary Sarartha Darsini by Srila Visvanatha Cakravarti Thakura (Vol. 2)
by Srila Visvanatha Cakravarti Thakkura
Hardcover (Edition: 2009)
Iskcon, Chennai

Item Code: IDC118
Price: $40.00
Srimad Bhagavatam : Canto 1-2 With the Commentary Sarartha Darsini by Srila Visvanatha Cakravarti Thakura (Vol. 1)
by Srila Visvanatha Cakravarti Thakkura
Hardcover (Edition: 2008)
Iskcon, Chennai

Item Code: IDC106
Price: $45.00
Laghu Bhagavatamrta
by Srila Baladeva Vidyabhusana, and Translated by H. H. Bhanu Swami
Hardcover (Edition: 2007)
ISKCON, Chennai

Item Code: IDK665
Price: $25.00
Srimad Bhagavatam – Sarartha Darsini Commentary by Srila Visvanatha Cakravarti Thakkura – Canto 5 (Volume 4)
by Srila Visvanatha Cakravarti Thakkura
Hardcover (Edition: 2010)
Iskcon Chennai

Item Code: IHL329
Price: $30.00
The Saints of Bengal (An Old and Rare Book)
by O.B.L Kapoor
Hardcover (Edition: 1995)
Sri Badrinarayana Bhagavata Bhusana Prabhu

Item Code: NAF151
Price: $35.00
Sri Vrndavana- Mahimamrta (The Nectarean Glories of Sri Vrndavana)
by Srila Prabodhananda Sarasvati
Hardcover (Edition: 2002)
Rasbihari Lal & Sons

Item Code: IDC350
Price: $40.00
Sri Sankalpa Kalpavriksa of Srila Jiva Goswami (The Wish-Fulfilling Tree That Fulfills All Desires)
by Kusakratha Dasa, and Purnaprajna Dasa
Hardcover
Rasbihari Lal & Sons

Item Code: IDC242
Price: $30.00
Astakala Lila Padavali
by Kavi Raya Sekhara
Paperback (Edition: 2000)
Rasbihari Lal & Sons

Item Code: IHK096
Price: $15.00
Sri-Sri Radha-Damodara Vilasa (The Inner life of Vishnujana Swami and Jayananda Prabhu): Volume One 1967-1972
by Vaiyasaki dasa Adhikari
Hardcover (Edition: 2009)
Rasbihari Lal & Sons

Item Code: IDC349
Price: $40.00
Auspicious Invocations : Srimad Bhagavatam and Sri Caitanya-caritamrta
by Madhavananda Das
Paperback (Edition: 2006)
Gopal Jiu Publication Bhubaneswar, India

Item Code: IDH329
Price: $11.50
Gita Darsan as Bhakti Yoga – Tridandi Swami B.P. Yati Maharaj
by Tridandi Swami B.P. Yati Maharaj
Paperback (Edition: 2006)
Sri Chaitanya Research Institute

Item Code: IHL054
Price: $13.50
Sort By:
Display: items per page
Showing 1 to 24 of 412 items in a total of 18 pages
Pages: 1 2 3 4 5 6 » Next  | Last
My Gallery
You can keep adding items you like to this gallery as a Wish List. If you Sign In we will remember your Gallery for your future reuse.
Delete | Add to Cart
Sign In | Register to save to My Gallery
Books On Vaishnavism
Vaisnavism and Its Literature

The Narayaniya section of the epic Mahabharata (vide Santiparva, Chapters 334-351) seems to be the earliest systematisation of Vaisnavism. Other sources are: Bhagavadgita, Visnupurana, Bhagavata, Pancaratra and Vaikhanasa Agamas and Bhaktisutras of Narada and Sandilya.

Various Schools of Vaisnavism

The basic structure of Vaisnavism as revealed in some of the earliest sources like the Narayana advocated the supremacy of Visnu-Narayana as God and bhakti or devotion to him as the chief means of moksa or liberation. However, different ways of expounding it by the various acaryas (religious teachers) gave rise, in course of time to different sects and subsects of Vaisnavism.

The Alvars

They were the earliest Vaisnava teachers known to history. They belonged to Tamil Nadu and lived probably during the period 2nd to the 8th century A. D. Among them were saints from all castes and included a woman (Godadevi) also.

Alvars taught that Visnu-Narayana was the Supreme God and bhakti or devotion to him was the means of liberation. They accepted the avataras (incarnations) of Visnu such as Rama and Krishna and advocated the importance of arca or ritualistic worship with the strong faith that God descends into the icon in a subtle form during the worship.

Ramanuja (A. D. 1017-1137)

To Ramanuja, the Brahman or Isvara of Vedanta is actually Narayana (or Visnu) inseparably associated with Sri or Laksmi.

Narayana creates the world with his twofold prakrti (basic nature), the acit (insentient matter) and the cit (sentient beings, the jivas or individual souls). He sustains it and, at the end of a cycle, withdraws it.

Sri or Lakshmi is his divine consort, the personification of his compassion. She intervenes with Narayana on behalf of the jivas and gets them what they want, including liberation.

Bhakti or devotion to both of them is the chief means of liberation.

Since Ramanuja gives equal importance to Sri (or Laksmi) along with Visnu-Narayana, his system is known as Srivaisnavism.

Madhva (A. D. 1238-1317)

The credit for establishing Vaisnavism on a firm foundation and making it popular among the masses should go to Madhva or Madhvacarya. His philosophy, known as Dvaita Vedanta, can be summed up as follows: Srihari (Visnu-Narayana) is the highest truth who can be known only through the Vedas. The created world is real. The jivas are all different from one another and are dependent on Srihari. Among them also, there are differences of quality and status. Mukti or liberation is actually the experiencing of one's real nature as ananda or bliss. This can be got through pure devotion to Srihari.'

From this philosophy of devotion to Visnu evolved the various corollaries such as ritualistic worship and devotional singing, giving rise to a regular movement of saints of devotion.

Nimbarka (12th century A. D.)

Nimbarka's philosophy is known as Dvaitadvaita.

Parabrahma or God is Krishna. He is the supreme independent reality. The jivatmas (individual souls) are infinite in number and are atomic in size. Prakrti is insentient nature out of which the world is made. The jivas and prakrti are dependent realities ever inseparable from Parabrahman. The relationship between them is like that of the sea and the waves or the sun and its rays.

Bhakti or devotion to Krishna along with Radha, surrender to them and obedience to the guru of spiritual teacher are the chief means of liberation.

Nimbarka was the first Vaisnava teacher to introduce Radha as Krishna-sakti or divine consort.

Ramananda (A. D. 1400-1470)

Though ordained by a monk of the Ramanuja sect of Vaisnavism, Ramananda deviated from it in advocating devotion to Rama as the best means of liberation and initiated persons of all castes into his cult. Kabir (A. D. 1440-1518), barber Sena (of Maharashtra) and Padmavati, a woman, were among his group of disciples. Tulasidas (A. D. 1532-1623) was a follower of Ramananda's path of devotion.

He succeeded to a great extent in spreading Vaisnavism with Rama as the central deity.

Kabirdas (A. D. 1440-1518)

Prominent among the leaders of the Bhakti movement of the Middle-Ages, Kabir (supposed to be a Muslim) was a disciple of Ramananda. Devotion to Rama, ignoring the many social conventions, was the path he accepted and preached. In course of time his followers formed a separate sect in his name and came to be known as Kabirpanthis.

Vallabha (A. D. 1473-1531)

Originally hailing from the Telugu country (the present Andhra Pradesh) Vallabha settled down in Vrndaban. He was not only a great scholar but also a great devotee. He further strengthened the movement of Krishnabhakti.

Himself remaining a householder he preached an easy path of worship of and total surrender to Krishna. Like Ramananda he too accepted disciples from all castes and even from other religions. His disciples were responsible for building temples of Krishna and spreading the sect.

Pustimarga ('path of spiritual nourishment') which advocates the path of total self-surrender to God receiving proper initiation from a qualified guru is Vallabha's special contribution.

Caitanya (A D. 1486-1533)

Caitanya or Srikrishna Caitanya, who hailed from Bengal, is another bright jewel shining brilliantly among the leaders of Vaisnavism.

Though an unrivalled scholar, especially in logic, revelling in defeating other scholars, he was totally transformed into an equally unrivalled devotee of Krishna, by Isvarapuri, a samnyasin of the Madhva Order.

Group-singing of devotional songs on Krishna and dancing in his name generally called Sankirtan are his contribution.

He propagated a philosophy known as Acintyabhedabheda and tried to wipe off caste distinctions in the name of Krishna.

His followers consider him a combined incarnation of Radha and Krishna.

TRUSTe online privacy certification
We accept PayPal  VISA  MasterCard  Discover  American Express
Site Powered by www.unlimitedfx.com