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Hinduism - What Is Radhavallabh Sampraday?

 

Radhavallabh Sampraday is a day dedicated to Radhavallabh.

Vaishnavas are a religious society founded by the sixteenth-century poet-saint Harivamsh.

Its members are followers (bhakta) of the deity Vishnu (that is, Vaishnavas).

Harivamsh had strong feelings about Radha's standing, which his community has maintained.

Earlier poetry often depicted Radha as the god Krishna's adulterous mistress, but the Radhavallabhans saw her as his legitimate wife and a goddess with equal rank to Krishna.

Krishna and his reputation as the "beloved of Radha" were the center of their devotion (Radhavallabh).


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Hinduism - Who Was Harivamsh? What Are The Literary Works Of Harivamsh?

 

Harivamsh is a Hindu (d. 1552) Poet, singer, and creator of the Radhavallabh religious society based on Radha's image.

She was first shown as the deity Krishna's human wife, but she was eventually revealed to be his adulterous mistress.

Radha's character as a divinity, her equality and identity with Krishna, and her position as his legitimate wife were all stressed by the Radhavallabh group.

The Radhavallabhs emphasized Radha's love (hit) for Krishna, and as a result, the poet is also known as "Hit Harivamsh." Many of the classic topics found in Krishna devotionalism are addressed in Harivamsh's poetry, albeit from the perspective of a female partner (sakhi).

He created the Hit-chaurasi, an anthology of eighty-four poems noted for their highly Sanskritized vocabulary and inclusion of the alamkara ("poetic embellishment") heritage of older Sanskrit poetry.

For further details, read Charles S. J. White's 1977 book, Sri Hit Harivams' Caurasi Pad. 


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