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Brahma Kumaris and Dada Lekhraj
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The origins of the Brahma Kumaris – officially the Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University (BKWSU), a nongovernmental organization affiliated with the United Nations – go back to the mid-1930s when the organization formed in India. From there it spread to many other countries from the 1970s onward. Founded by Dada Lekhraj, a diam…

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Arweck, Elisabeth, “Brahma Kumaris and Dada Lekhraj”, 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 October 2021 <>
First published online: 2018

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