Gerhard Oberhammer, Marion Rastelli, ed., 2007
Studies in Hinduism IV: On the Mutual Influences and Relationship of Viśiṣṭādvaita Vedānta and Pāñcarātra. (BKGA 54.) Wien: VÖAW, 2007 (download [open access] or order online). (325 S.)

The religious tradition of Pāñcarātra and the philosophical school of Viśiṣṭādvaita Vedānta have played an essential role in the development of the tradition of the Śrīvaiṣṇavas, which is still present in South India today. However, in addition to this role, they also influenced each other in many respects. This fourth volume in the series Studies in Hinduism is devoted to these mutual influences and the contribution both traditions made to the formation of the Śrīvaiṣṇavas.


  • G. OBERHAMMER, The Influence of Orthodox Vaiṣṇavism on Viśiṣṭādvaita Vedānta and Pāñcarātra.
  • J.B. CARMAN, Illuminating the Relation Between Pāñcarātra and the Early Śrīvaiṣṇava Community.
  • H. MARLEWICZ, The Question of the Unity of karmakāṇḍa and jñānakāṇḍa According to Rāmānuja.
  • M. SCHMÜCKER, The vyūha as the “State of the Lord” (bhagavadavasthā): Vedāntic Interpretation of Pāñcarātra Doctrines According to Veṅkaṭanātha.
  • P.Y. MUMME, Pāñcarātra Texts in the Teṉkalai-Vaṭakalai Dispute.
  • D.D. HUDSON, The vyūhas in Stone.
  • K.K. YOUNG, Brāhmaṇas, Pāñcarātrins, and the Formation of Śrīvaiṣṇavism.
  • S. RAMAN, Initiation and Conversion in Medieval South India: pañcasaṃskāra as Historical Practice in the Śrīvaiṣṇava Post-Rāmānuja Hagiographical Literature.
  • M. RASTELLI, Service as an End in Itself: Viśiṣṭādvaitic Modifications of Pāñcarātra Ritual.