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Religions 2017, 8(9), 178; doi:10.3390/rel8090178

The Reincarnation(s) of Jaya and Vijaya: A Journey through the Yugas

Journal of Vaishnava Studies, New York, NY, USA
Received: 31 July 2017 / Accepted: 31 August 2017 / Published: 4 September 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Perspectives on Reincarnation: Hindu, Christian, and Scientific)
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Among the earliest reincarnation narratives found in India’s Puranic texts, we find the stories of Jaya and Vijaya, the two gatekeepers of the spiritual world. Though there is little in these stories to explain reincarnation in a philosophical sense, the teaching of transmigration is implicit in the stories themselves, for we follow the two gatekeepers through three successive incarnations (along with the three incarnations of the divine who follow them through their various lifetimes). View Full-Text
Keywords: reincarnation; Jaya and Vijaya; Narasimhadeva (Nṛsiṁha); Rāma; Krishna; Avatāra; Śrīmad Bhāgavatam; Śrī Chaitanya; yuga reincarnation; Jaya and Vijaya; Narasimhadeva (Nṛsiṁha); Rāma; Krishna; Avatāra; Śrīmad Bhāgavatam; Śrī Chaitanya; yuga
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Rosen, S.J. The Reincarnation(s) of Jaya and Vijaya: A Journey through the Yugas. Religions 2017, 8, 178.

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