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Hans Ji Maharaj and the Divya Sandesh Parishad
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Any attempt to document Shri Hans Ji Maharaj (1900–1966) runs into the immediate challenge of the paucity and reliability of available sources. To date four websites provide information on his biography and his teachings. In addition to the academic challenge of hagiography, the websites, with one exception, represent the viewpoints of religious movements that all claim to…

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Geaves, Ron, “Hans Ji Maharaj and the Divya Sandesh Parishad”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of Hinduism Online, Editor-in-Chief Associate Editors Knut A. Jacobsen, Helene Basu, Angelika Malinar, Vasudha Narayanan. Consulted online on 21 March 2023 <>
First published online: 2018

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