Hit Harivaṃś
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Hit Harivaṃś (1502–1552 CE) was a Vaiṣṇava poet and saint associated with Vrindavan and the medieval bhakti movement in North India. Hit Harivaṃś - together with Caitanya and the six gosvāmīs of the Gauḍīya Sampradāya, Vallabha and the aṣṭachāp poets, Śrī Bhaṭṭa and Harivyāsadevācārya of the Nimbārka Sampradāya, and Svāmī Haridās of the Haridāsī Sampradāya - are recognized by historians as pioneers in establishing Vrindavan as a major pilgrimage destination and center of the bhakti tradition. Vrin…

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Guy L. Beck, “Hit Harivaṃś”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Edited by: Knut A. Jacobsen, Helene Basu, Angelika Malinar, Vasudha Narayanan. Consulted online on 18 February 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2212-5019_beh_COM_9000000108>
First published online: 2012

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