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Ramakrishna Math and Mission
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The Ramakrishna Math and Mission (often referred to simply as the Ramakrishna movement) are interdependent wings of an organization founded in the late 1890s by Swami Vivekananda (1863-1902) in the name of his master, Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa (c. 1836-1886). The membership of the Ramakrishna Math comprises saṃnyāsīs, men who have…

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Beckerlegge, Gwilym, “Ramakrishna Math and Mission”, 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 October 2021 <>
First published online: 2018

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