Definition of Vishnuism in US English:



  • The worship of the Hindu god Vishnu.

    ‘the long history of Vishnuism’
    • ‘The long history of Vishnuism is a narrative of `brahmanical' entrenchment.’
    • ‘Vishnuism was the religion of 'avatars'; it was the religion of the incarnation of highest gods come down to earth.’
    • ‘Ramanuja was a renowned Indian thinker and theologian of the 11th century A.D. who restated within the tradition of Vishnuism the doctrines of the Vedanta.’
    • ‘Sivaism, Vishnuism, and Brahmanism, the three primitive creeds, ended their warfare some thousand years before the birth of Christ by adopting the Hindoo Trimourti.’
    • ‘It is clear that in giving an account of Vishnuism he considered that he had for all practical purposes described the religion of the parts of India which he knew.’