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Anandamayi Ma
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In the heart of East Bengal (today Bangladesh), in a small village surrounded by rice fields, a Hindu woman was revered by both Hindus and Muslims. Born in this very same village, Kheora (Khewra), this woman was none other than Anandamayi Ma, the most famous Hindu female religious figure of India during the 20th century. Considered the last ambassador of the Hindu renaissance launched by Ramakrishna, Anandamayi Ma, a self-initia…

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Aymard, Orianne, “Anandamayi Ma”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of Hinduism Online, Edited by: Knut A. Jacobsen, Helene Basu, Angelika Malinar, Vasudha Narayanan. Consulted online on 23 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2018

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