Bathing in Krishna: A Study in Vaiṣṇava Hindu Theology

@article{Hudson1980BathingIK,
  title={Bathing in Krishna: A Study in Vaiṣṇava Hindu Theology},
  author={Dennis Hudson},
  journal={Harvard Theological Review},
  year={1980},
  volume={73},
  pages={539 - 566}
}
  • Dennis Hudson
  • Published 1 October 1980
  • Linguistics
  • Harvard Theological Review
So Aṇṭāḷ begins her poem Tiruppāvai, portraying in thirty verses one episode in the life of Krishna and his cowherd lovers, but one highly significant for the Śrī Vaiṣṇavas of South India. In this poem, they believe, is embedded the essence of the Upanishads, and through it the Lord Vishnu will bathe his devotees with grace and unending delight. The purpose of this study is to consider what Śrī Vaiṣṇavas believe the essential teaching of the Upanishads to be and how it is found in the text. To… 
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