Ananda Marga

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Ananda Marga (Skt., ‘path of bliss’). Movement founded in India in 1955 by Shree Shree Anandamurti, known to his followers as Baba and regarded by them as a thaumaturge or miracle-worker. Imprisoned in India in 1971 on a charge of murder and later released when Indira Gandhi fell from power, Anandamurti's career, as well as that of his movement, evoked controversy.

Though it has been suggested that this ‘revolutionist’ movement has several million adherents, the actual membership is undoubtedly very much smaller.