Dhāmī Sect

From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia

By Swami Harshananda

Sometimes transliterated as: Dhami Sect, DhAmI Sect, Dhaami Sect

Prāṇanātha (A. D. 1700-1750) was a mystic that made a serious attempt to weld the relationship between Hindus and the Muslims. He an adept in the scriptures of both Hinduism and Islam and founded a sect named ‘Dhāmī,’ which was monotheistic in character and liberal in outlook. Members refered to God as ‘dhāman' or Home.

Their religious life was founded on the principles of moral purity, compassion, service and love towards humanity and they shared their prayer space with both both Hindus and Muslims.


  • The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore