Hinduism and Tribal Religions

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Hindu Mahasabha

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-024-1036-5_490-1

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Definition

Hindu Mahasabha is a political organization formed in the early decades of the twentieth century to protect the interests of the Hindus and to establish a Hindu Rashtra in India. The basis for the formation of Hindu Mahasabha is religious and cultural philosophy of Hinduism. Hindutva, as the basis of its ideology, is defined as a way of life. The major objectives of the Mahasabha still remain as the creation of “Hindu Rashtra” and “Akhand Bharat.”

Hindu Mahasabha: Its Formation and Growth

It is believed that All India Hindu Mahasabha was formed during Kumbh Mela (A religious festival of Hindus, held alternatively at Nashik, Ujjain, Haridwar, and Allahabad every 3 years, and is believed to be the largest gathering of humanity on the Earth. The biggest Kumbh, also called as Mahakumbh, is held at Allahabad every 12 years. The last Kumbh at Allahabad in 2013 was attended by more...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Humanities and Social SciencesIndian Institute of Technology GuwahatiGuwahatiIndia