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, m…

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Gwilym Beckerlegge, “Ramakrishna Math and Mission”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Edited by: Knut A. Jacobsen, Helene Basu, Angelika Malinar, Vasudha Narayanan. Consulted online on 21 February 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2212-5019_beh_COM_9000000262>
First published online: 2012

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