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Gayatri Pariwar
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The All World Gayatri Pariwar is a modern Hindu-based movement that aims to repopularize and universalize vedic-style ritual practices, especially recitation of the gāyatrīmantra (a particularly important mantra from the Ṛgveda originally dedicated to the sun god Savitṛ: om bhūr bhuvaḥ svaḥ, tat savitur vareṇyaṃ,bhargo devasya dhīmahi, dhiyo yo naḥ pracodayāt). Often referred to more succinctly as the Gayatri Pariwar, this movement coalesced around a journalist …

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Heifetz, Daniel, “Gayatri Pariwar”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of Hinduism Online, Edited by: Knut A. Jacobsen, Helene Basu, Angelika Malinar, Vasudha Narayanan. Consulted online on 19 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2212-5019_beh_COM_1010068426>
First published online: 2018



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