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Hinduism - What Is The Nimbarka Sanaka Sampraday?

 

(12th century?)  Nimbarka Sanaka Sampraday, one of the four Vaishnava ascetic orders, was founded by an ascetic, philosopher, and devotee (bhakta) of the deity Vishnu.

Nimbarka was a Telegu (southern Indian) brahmin who was born in the central Indian city of Paithan but spent most of his life in the northern Indian Braj area, where the deity Krishna is said to have dwelt, according to legend.

Nimbarka's philosophical perspective is known as dualism-nondualism (dvaitadvaita), which is a worldview in which God and humans are both the same and distinct.

While ancient Vaishnavas venerated Vishnu and Lakshmi as the heavenly pair, Nimbarka followed in their footsteps, focusing on Krishna and Radha.


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