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Hinduism - Who Are The Suryapraksha Among The Dashanami Sanyasis?

 


("the sun's effulgence") The Mahanirvani Akhara, a subgroup of the Naga class of the Dashanami Sanyasis, is known by the name of the banner that serves as their symbolic insignia.

The Nagas are Shiva followers (bhakta) who are organized into several akharas or regiments, similar to an army.

The Nagas' major vocation until the early nineteenth century was as mercenary troops, while they also had significant commerce interests; both of these have mostly vanished in modern times.

This specific banner—one with strong links to a martial identity—is one of the traits that identify the akhara's organizational identity.


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