Showing posts with label Shrivaishnava. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Shrivaishnava. Show all posts

Hinduism - What Is A Mantraraja? Who Is Considered Mantraraja In The Hindu Pantheon?


 ("Maharajah of Mantras") Narayana is the name given to an eight-syllable mantra associated with the deity Vishnu, in which the god is addressed as Narayana.

"Om Namo Narayana" ("Om, reverence to Narayana") is the mantra.

The Shrivaishnava religious community, which arose in southern India in the eleventh century, places special emphasis on this chant.

Ramanuja, the community's founder, is particularly identified with the mantra.

The faithful chanting of this mantra is considered to provide residency in Vaikuntha, Vishnu's celestial abode.


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Hinduism - Who Was Lokacharya Pillai?



(early 14th c.) Lokacharya Pillai, the founder of the Tengalai branch of the Shrivaishnava religious group, was a religious leader.

Acharya is a Sanskrit word that means "teacher". Shrivaishnavas are worshippers of the deity Vishnu (bhakta). 

The Tengalais have no reliance in human abilities, stressing the need of the devotee's complete submission to God's mercy, which is the only way to salvation.


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