Caitanya
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Caitanya, generally referred to by his followers as Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu or Śrī Kṛṣṇa Caitanya Mahāprabhu (1486–1533), holds a position of particular prominence in and well beyond Bengal as the founding inspiration, preceptor, and divinity of the Gauḍīya Vaiṣṇavas, who are for this reason also referred to as Cai…

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Kenneth Valpey, “Caitanya”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Edited by: Knut A. Jacobsen, Helene Basu, Angelika Malinar, Vasudha Narayanan. Consulted online on 20 September 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2212-5019_beh_COM_9000000103>
First published online: 2012



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