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Vaishnavas worship the god Vishnu, usually in one of his human forms as either Krishna or Rama.
Poets in the Vaishnava (Krishna/Rama) Tradition
|Andal (9th Century)|
| ||Beni (14th Century)|
| ||Candaka (290? - 365?)|
| ||Janabai (1298 - 1350?)|
|Jayadeva (12th Century)|
|Mirabai (1498 - 1565?)|
|Namdev (1270 - 1350)|
|Nammalvar (8th Century)|
|Ramananda (1400 - 1480)|
| ||Rasakhan (1534? - 1619?)|
|Surdas (1478? - 1581?)|
|Tukaram (1608 - 1649)|
|Tulsi Sahib (1763 - 1843)|
|Vidyapati (1340? - 1430)|
|Deeper Dimension of Yoga: Theory and Practice, by Georg Feuerstein|
|For Love of the Dark One: Songs of Mirabai, Translated by Andrew Schelling|
|In Praise of Krishna: Songs from the Bengali, Translated by Edward C. Dimock, Jr. / Translated by Denise Levertov|
|The Shambhala Anthology of Women's Spiritual Poetry, Edited by Aliki Barnstone|
|Shambhala Guide to Yoga, by Georg Feuerstein|
|Teachings of Yoga, Edited by Georg Feuerstein|
|Women in Praise of the Sacred: 43 Centuries of Spiritual Poetry by Women, Edited by Jane Hirshfield|
|The Yoga Tradition: Its History, Literature, Philosophy and Practice, by Georg Feuerstein|
The complete text of the Bhagavad Gita online in many languages, with verse-by-verse devotional commentary. Also includes audio of each verse sung in Sanskrit.
|Srimad Bhagavatam: the story of Krishna
The full text of the Srimad Bhagavatam (Ghagavata Purana), and some good supporting articles.
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