Brill’s Encyclopedia of Hinduism Online

Get access

Swaminarayan and Swaminarayan Hinduism
(4,999 words)

Swaminarayan Hinduism developed in Gujarat in the early 1800s concurrent with the spread of the British rule as a reform movement led by Sahajanand Swami, who is revered as Lord Swaminarayan. Sahajanand Swami attracted householders, established an order of sādhus, built temples, and appointed his nephews as ācāryas. With strong attachments to Kṛṣṇa worship in Gujarat, Swaminarayan H…

Cite this page
Brady Williams, Raymond, “Swaminarayan and Swaminarayan Hinduism”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of Hinduism Online, Editor-in-Chief Associate Editors Knut A. Jacobsen, Helene Basu, Angelika Malinar, Vasudha Narayanan. Consulted online on 29 October 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2212-5019_BEH_COM_9000000276>
First published online: 2018



▲   Back to top   ▲