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Hinduism - Who Are The Parvata Dashanami?


Parvata Dashanami is one of the ten divisions of the Dashanami Sanyasis, who are renouncers and Shiva worshipers (bhakta).

Shankaracharya, a ninth-century philosopher, is said to have founded the Dashanamis in order to create a corps of erudite men who might assist rejuvenate Hindu life.

Each division is given a separate name, such as parvata ("mountain" in this example).

New members are given this name as a surname to their new ascetic names at the time of initiation, allowing for quick group identification.

These 10 "named" divisions are organized into four broader organizational categories, apart from their unique identities.

Each group has its headquarters at one of the four monastic centers (maths) that Shankaracharya is said to have founded.

The Anandawara sect, which is linked with the Jyotir math in the Himalayan town of Joshimath, is home to the Parvata Dashanamis.

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