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The followers of Gaudiya Vaishnavism and Uddhava Sampradaya claim that Caitanya Mahaprabhu and Swaminarayan respectively, are incarnations of Sri Krishna.

Are there any references made by Srivaishnava Acharyas, that accept such claims?

(It would be better for Srivaishnavas to answer this question, but all are welcome!)

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    Sri Vaishnavas respect Acharyas of other sects, but I don’t know any Sri Vaishnava works that refer to Chaitanya Mahaprabhu or Swaminarayan as incarnations. – Keshav Srinivasan Oct 27 '18 at 14:18
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    @KeshavSrinivasan yes they sure do! I am a Srivaishnava myself... Vadakalai to be precise... and you are Thenkalai I suppose? – Hayagreev Ram Oct 27 '18 at 17:42
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    Oh cool, my Dad’s a Thenkalai and my Mom’s a Vadakalai, so I’m a Thenkalai by birth, but my beliefs lean more to the Vadakalai side. – Keshav Srinivasan Oct 27 '18 at 17:44
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    @KeshavSrinivasan oh! It’s the opposite for me... My mom is Thenkalai and my dad is Vadakalai... So I’m a Vadakalai too... – Hayagreev Ram Oct 27 '18 at 17:45
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    @RakeshJoshi I am a Srivaishnava myself, and I can clearly observe that the Swaminarayan Sampradaya (or Ramananda Sampradaya) is NOT AT ALL close to the traditions and ritual customs that we follow today... For example, they emphasise on Radha and Goloka, which we don’t believe in... Also, they have five Tattvas in their philosophy, while we have three... – Hayagreev Ram Oct 28 '18 at 6:47

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