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The term “Sahajiyās” refers to a number of Hindu tantric lineages that emerged in northeastern India, especially in greater Bengal, following the time of the great Bengali Vaiṣṇava saint Kṛṣṇa Caitanya (c. 1486–1533 CE). These tantric lineages have typica…

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Hayes, Glen A., “Sahajiyās”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of Hinduism Online, Editor-in-Chief Associate Editors Knut A. Jacobsen, Helene Basu, Angelika Malinar, Vasudha Narayanan. Consulted online on 06 December 2021 <>
First published online: 2018

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