Brahma Kumaris

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The Brahma Kumaris (Sanskrit: ब्रह्माकुमारी, "People of Brahma"), fully known as the Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University (BKWSU) is a religious movement that was founded in Hyderabad, Sindh, Pakistan during the 1930s.[1]

The Brahma Kumaris was founded by Dada Lekhraj Kripalani. It is well known for the large role that women play in the movement.[2] The headquarters of the Brahma Kumaris is in Mount Abu, India.[3] It teaches a form of meditation called Raja Yoga Meditation.[4] In 2008, the movement said that it had more than 825,000 members, with over 8,500 centres in 100 countries.[5]

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  1. "Early History - About Brahma Kumaris". About Brahma Kumaris. Retrieved 2017-11-06.
  2. Brahma Kumaris. "Welcome to the Brahma Kumaris - United Kingdom - Introduction". Retrieved 2017-11-06.
  3. Kumaris, Brahma. "Brahma Kumaris - Introduction". Brahma Kumaris. Retrieved 2017-11-06.
  4. Kumaris, Brahma. "Brahma Kumaris - What is Raja Yoga Meditation?". Brahma Kumaris. Retrieved 2017-11-06.
  5. Gordon., Melton, J.; 1960-, Baumann, Martin, (2002). Religions of the world : a comprehensive encyclopedia of beliefs and practices. Santa Barbara, Calif.: ABC-CLIO. ISBN 9781576072233. OCLC 49610953.CS1 maint: extra punctuation (link) CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)