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Bharat Sevashram Sangha and Swami Pranavanandaji Maharaj
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Swami Pranavananda (1896–1941; also Pranabananda; Jagadguru Ācārya Śrīmat Svāmī Praṇavānandajī Mahārāj) was a significant religious leader in Bengal in the first half of the 20th century, and the organization that he founded and led, the Bharat Sevashram Sangha, has been an important Hindu religious organization especially among the Bengali-speaking Hindus, with more than one hundred āśrams in India and South Asia, and around 450…

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Jacobsen, Knut A., “Bharat Sevashram Sangha and Swami Pranavanandaji Maharaj”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of Hinduism Online, Editor-in-Chief Associate Editors Knut A. Jacobsen, Helene Basu, Angelika Malinar, Vasudha Narayanan. Consulted online on 02 June 2023 <>
First published online: 2018

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