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“Smārta” is a designation that characterizes certain Brahmans from a variety of regions of India. Thus, there are Telugu-speaking Smārta Brahmans, Maharashtran and Gujarati Smārta Brahmans, and Tamil Smārta Brahmans, a…

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Jackson, William J., “Smārta”, 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 January 2021 <>
First published online: 2018

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