Maluk Dasis

Maluk Dasis a subdivision of the Ramavandi Vaishnavas of Hindustan, founded by Maluk Das, who lived in the reign of Akbar the Great, in the 16th century. They worship Vishqu, in the character of Rama, and accept as their chief authority the Bhagavat Gita. The adherents of this sect are said to be numerous, especially among the laboring and trading classes, to the latter of which their founder belonged. The principal establishment of this sect is at Kara Mlanikpur, the birthplace of the founder, and still occupied by his descendants;. and besides this establishment they have six other Mat'hs at Allahabad, Benares, Binldraban, Ayudhya, Lucknow, and Jagunnath, which last is of great repute, because rendered sacred by the death of Maluk Das.

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