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Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Theology, Department of Theology, History of Religions.
2013 (English)In: Brill's Encyclopedia of Hinduism. Volume Five: Symbolism, Diaspora, Modern Groups and Teachers / [ed] Knut A. Jacobsen (Editor-in-Chief), University of Bergen, and Helene Basu, University of Münster, Angelika Malinar, University of Zürich, Vasudha Narayanan, University of Florida (Associate Editors), Leiden; Boston: Brill , 2013, 415-423 p.Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Volume V of Brill's Encyclopedia of Hinduism covers religious symbols ranging from gemstones and mudras to sacred threads and vihanas. The topic of modern Hindu religious movements and teachers is examined in the comprehensive last section. The article explores the life and thought of Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati, a Hindu teacher that lived during the colonial period in Kolkata, West Bengal. He founded the Gaudiya Math, an international movement that became the forerunner of ISKCON, also known as the Hare Krishna movement. 

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Leiden; Boston: Brill , 2013. 415-423 p.
, Handbook of Oriental Studies. Section 2: South Asia, ISSN 0169-9377 ; 22/5
Keyword [en]
Hinduism, bhakti, modern teachers, guru, Gaudiya Math, ISKCON, Bengal
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History of Religions Religious Studies
Research subject
History of Religions; Sociology of Religion
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-215123ISBN: 9789004178960OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-215123DiVA: diva2:686279
Swedish Research Council, 435-2011-943
Available from: 2014-01-10 Created: 2014-01-10 Last updated: 2014-01-13Bibliographically approved

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