Seeing Krishna in America: The Hindu Bhakti Tradition of Vallabhacharya in India and Its Movement to the West

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McFarland, Jul 29, 2014 - Religion - 240 pages
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   The Hindu sect the Vallabha Sampradaya was founded in India in the 15th century by a devotional saint, Vallabhacharya. Their bhakti tradition worships a variety of forms of Krishna as a seven-year-old child. Following U.S. immigration reforms in 1965, members of the sect established a spiritual headquarters for the faith in Pennsylvania and began to construct temples across the United States. Since then, the growth has continued as this 500-year-old faith becomes an American religion, as this work demonstrates.
 

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Contents

Preface
1
Introduction
5
Bhakti Vallabha and the Search for the Sacred ...
11
Early History
69
Pushtimarg in America
101
Glossary
187
Appendix
197
Chapter Notes
199
Bibliography
215
Index
225
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E. Allen Richardson is a professor of religious studies at Cedar Crest College in Allentown, Pennsylvania.

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