What is the meaning of Gaudiya Vaishnavas?
The term Gauda is an ancient name for Bengal, and a Vaishnava is a devotee of the Supreme Lord Vishnu.
The Gaudiya Vaishnava’s are generally known as followers of Caitanya Mahaprabhu, who rejuvenated the culture of Krishna bhakti in the sixteenth century.
Since Krishna and Vishnu are different aspects of the same Supreme Person, devotees of Krishna are also known as Vaishnavas.
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