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The name given to men who belonged to a lineage of hereditary householder initiates in the Nimbarkī tradition. It is also a title given to the members of the (similarly householder) lineage of teachers in the Vallabhasampradāya (or Puṣṭimārga). The latter are also addressed as ‘mahārājas’ (‘great kings’).

Subjects: Hinduism.


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