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Hinduism - Who Was Charanadas, And The Charanadasis ?




(1733–1782 C.E.); “Servant of [God's] feet”) The Charanadasis, an austere religious society, was founded by him. 



Charanadas was born in the princely state of Alwar, in the town of Dehra (in the modern state of Rajasthan). 


Charanadas founded his community in protest against the corruption and worldliness of the Pushti Marg, the religious community founded by Vallabhacharya (1479–1531 C.E.) whose members are devotees (bhakta) of the god Krishna. 

Charanadas received initiation from the puranic sage Shuka, according to tradition. 



Charanadas formed his community in protest against the corruption and worldliness of the Pushti Marg, according to tradition. 


The Charanadasis, like the Pushti Marg, are Vaishnavas, but their patron god is not only Krishna, but also his wife, Radha. 

The Pushti Marg was challenged by Charanadas, who emphasized upright and proper conduct as well as a commitment to study. 

His followers translated the Bhagavad Gita and the Bhagavata Purana, both significant Vaishnava scriptures, and produced comments on them. 



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