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Hariharananda Aranya
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Swami Hariharananda Aranya (1869–1947) was a saṃnyāsī, a practitioner of Sāṃkhyayoga (the combined teaching of Sāṃkhya and Pātañjala Yoga), and the founder of the Kāpil Maṭh, a monastic institution in Madhupur, Jharkhand. Hariharananda Aranya’s title is Sāṃkhyayogācārya (“Teacher of Sāṃkhyayoga”), and he and his disciples considered themselves Sāṃkhyayogīs. He was a monk and scholar, and wrote a numbe…

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Jacobsen, Knut A., “Hariharananda Aranya”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of Hinduism Online, Editor-in-Chief Associate Editors Knut A. Jacobsen, Helene Basu, Angelika Malinar, Vasudha Narayanan. Consulted online on 20 October 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2212-5019_BEH_COM_9000000242>
First published online: 2018



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