A new sect of Swaminarayan Hinduism emerged in the late eightieth century. This sect rapidly grew into a global organization due their highly structuralized nature. Fascinatingly, the new sect was able to create the feeling of home away from home in multiple countries. Through the establishments of mandirs, Hindu place of worship, practitioners were able to solidify the feeling of home away from home. Through books, magazine articles and letters the evidence of the new sect creating this feeling is overwhelming.
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- Partial requirement for: M.A., Arizona State University, 2016Note typethesis
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 50-52)Note typebibliography
- Field of study: Religious studies