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Who is the leader of Hinduism?

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Hinduism is unique in that it does not have a founder. Instead, modern Hinduism has evolved to include many different movements and sects due to political differences, referencing many different religious figures and leaders.

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The Hare Krishna Movement is among the most popular and recognized, following the saint Chaitanya, who is supposed to be a descendant of both Krishna and Radha. Other movements include Arya Samaj, which follows the teachings of Dayananda Sarasvati, Pushti Marg, Ramakrishna Mission, the Swami Narayana Mission and more. No one movement is more significant than any of the other movements, and there are also Hindu-related groups and representative groups that use the same beliefs but do not associate officially with Hinduism.

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