About the Book :
This important study presents a comprehensive and critical survey of Vaisnava-Bhakti movements through the ages; its Vedic origin, medieval evolutions and modern trends in India. The learned author acquaints readers with numerous hidden, symbolic meanings behinds anthropomorphic form of Visnu, his incarnations, Radha, devotees, methods of worship and the siddhis a devotee secures through Bhakti-Yoga. It brings into light the philosophies of Ramanuja (Visistadavaitavada), Vallabha (Suddhadvaitavada), Nimbarka (Dvaitadvaitavada), Namadeva, Tukaram, Kabir, Chaitanyadeva, Tulsidas, Mirabai, Sankaradeva, Mahadeva and his successors. This monotheistic research on scriptures and throws a search light on obscure, hidden, symbolic, philosophical, psychological and historical meanings behind Vedic and Puranic stories and legends.