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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 typically been called Vaiṣṇ…

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Hayes, Glen A., “Sahajiyās”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of Hinduism Online, Edited by: Knut A. Jacobsen, Helene Basu, Angelika Malinar, Vasudha Narayanan. Consulted online on 02 June 2020 <>
First published online: 2018

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