To follow Vaikhanasa one must belong to the family lineage of Vaikhanasa tradition unlike the pancha ratra in which anyone can adopt it by deeksha. is this notion true ?

If so then is it not discrimination?

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    Yes, it is true. That's why they call themselves Garbha Vaishnavas; they think Vishnu initiates them in the womb. See my answer here for more details: hinduism.stackexchange.com/q/14516/36 Mar 3, 2017 at 2:00
  • Why is it a discrimination? They consider it as a privilege. The custom is bit strange. Mar 3, 2017 at 7:22
  • @SreeCharan That's why vaikhasa Vaishnavas are negligible in population.
    – Yogi
    Mar 3, 2017 at 9:39


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