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Jīva Gosvāmī
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The Caitanya Vaiṣṇava tradition, also known as Gauḍīya Vaiṣṇavism due to its Bengali origins, was founded in the early 16th century by Śrī Kṛṣṇa Caitanya (1486-1534). Caitanya brought a wave of Kṛṣṇa devotion to eastern India, particularly the regions of Bengal and Orissa. Although he left little by way of written work, the movement he inspired produced a wide …

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Gupta, Ravi M., “Jīva Gosvāmī”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of Hinduism Online, Edited by: Knut A. Jacobsen, Helene Basu, Angelika Malinar, Vasudha Narayanan. Consulted online on 20 June 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2212-5019_beh_COM_9000000110>
First published online: 2018



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