Jagannath Cult: Deities of Jagannath Cult, Devotees of Jagannath, Festivals and Ceremonies of Jagannath Cult

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General Books LLC, 2010 - 84 pages
Purchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: Deities of Jagannath Cult, Devotees of Jagannath, Festivals and Ceremonies of Jagannath Cult, Temples Dedicated to Lord Jagannath, Balarama, Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, Jagannath Temple, Rath Yatra, Jayadeva, Sudarshana Chakra, Subhadra, Madala Panji, Snana Yatra, Nabakalevara, Gundicha Temple, Shri Jagannath Puri Temple, Jagannath Temple, Ranchi, Ananta Vasudeva Temple, Chandan Yatra, Dhamrai Jagannath Rath, Comilla Jagannath Temple, Jagannath Temple,pabna, Jagannath Temple,sialkot, Jagannath Temple, Delhi. Excerpt: Part of a series on Chaitanya Mahaprabhu (also transliterated Caitanya, IAST ) (Bengali ) (14861534) was a Hindu saint and social reformer in eastern India (specifically present-day Bangladesh and states of West Bengal, Bihar, Jharkhand and Orissa of India) in the 16th century, believed by followers of Gaudiya Vaishnavism to be the full incarnation of Lord Krishna. Sri Krishna Chaitanya was a notable proponent for the Vaishnava school of Bhakti yoga (meaning loving devotion to Krishna/God) based on the philosophy of the Bhagavata Purana and Bhagavad Gita. Specifically he worshipped the forms of Radha and Krishna and popularised the chanting of the Hare Krishna maha mantra and have composed Siksastakam in Sanskrit. His line of followers, known as Gaudiya Vaishnavas, revere him as an avatar of Krishna in the mood of Radharani who was prophesised to appear in the later verses of the Bhagavata Purana. He was also sometimes referred to by the names Gaura (Sanskrit for golden one) due to his light skin complexion, and Nimai due to his being born underneath a Neem tree. There are numerous biographies available from the time giving details of Chaitanya's life, the most prominent ones being the Chaitanya Charitamrita of Krishnadasa Kaviraja Go... More: http://booksllc.net/?id=174267

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