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Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati
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Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati (1874–1937), also known as Bimal Prasad Datta, was a Vaiṣṇava guru of the school of Caitanya (1486–1533). He was a Kāyastha from Bengal who later in 1918 became a saṃnyāsī. In the same year he inaugurated in Calcutta the first center of an institution that became popularly known as the Gaudiya Math (Sardella, 2013, 98).…

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Sardella, Ferdinando, “Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of Hinduism Online, Editor-in-Chief Associate Editors Knut A. Jacobsen, Helene Basu, Angelika Malinar, Vasudha Narayanan. Consulted online on 19 January 2021 <>
First published online: 2018

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