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The Life of Gauri Ma

Carol S. Anderson

in The Graceful Guru

Published in print August 2004 | ISBN: 9780195145380
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199849963 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195145380.003.0003
The Life of Gauri Ma

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This chapter explores the motives behind Gauri Ma's desire to lead a life of intensive meditation and ascetic practice as a tapasvini. It also describes the circumstances surrounding her attendant shift of attention and effort to “serving women”. This chapter further determines the extent of her uniqueness in both her life and her establishment of a women's ashram in 1895.

Keywords: Gauri Ma; meditation; ascetic practice; serving women; ashram; tapasvini

Chapter.  10687 words. 

Subjects: Hinduism

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