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Govind Guru


 Govind Guru was the leader of “one of the most efficient movements against British rule in India”. 


  • Govind Guru Banjara, (1858–1931) was a social and religious reformer in the early 1900s in the tribal border areas of present-day Rajasthan and Gujarat states in India.
  • He is seen as having popularized the Bhagat movement, which was first started in the 18th century.
  • His teachings, Vashishth’s work asserts, was based on an appreciation of rationality, a tendency to shun superstition, and monotheism, among other principles.
  • Govind Guru preached a religion that involved praying at Dhunis (firepits).
  • Followers of this religion wore a rudraksh around their neck and carried iron tongs. Special worship took place on Sundays.

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