Textual Authority in Classical Indian Thought: Ramanuja and the Vishnu Purana

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Theistic Vednta originated with Rmnuja (1077-1157), who was one of the foremost theologians of Vi[istdvaita Vednta and also an initiate of the Zr+vaisnava sectarian tradition in South India. As devotees of the God Visnu and his consort Zr+, the Zr+vaisnavas established themselves through various processes of legitimation as a powerful sectarian tradition. One of the processes by which the authority of the Zr+vaisnavas was consolidated was Rmnuja's synthesis of popular Hindu devotionalism with the philosophy of Ved ...

Textual Authority in Classical Indian Thought: Ramanuja and the Vishnu Purana 2014, Routledge

ISBN-13: 9780415695756

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