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Book: Indian Religions

Chapter: The Curious History of the Dasanâmï-Samnyâsïs

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.21456


The Dasanâmï-Samnyâsïs are one of the largest of the sects of renunciates in South Asia, founded, according to tradition, by the legendary ‘non-dual’ philosopher Sakarâcârya, who is also attributed with the installation of his four chief disciples at four 'mathas' founded in the west, north, east and south of India.This chapter outlines research conducted into the formation of the Dasanâmï-Samnyâsïs.

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  • Matthew Clark ( - mclark1)