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Praṇāmī


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A movement, founded in 16th century Gujarat by Śrī Devcandrajī (also known as Nijānand Svāmi) (1581–1655), and spread by his disciple, Mahāmati Prannāth (Mehrāj Thakur) (1618–1694), which combines Vaiṣṇava Kṛṣṇa devotionalism with adherence to the Muslim Qur'an, and teaches the essential unity of all religions. Since his mother belonged to the Praṇāmī sect, its teachings may have exercised some influence over Gāndhī.

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