The monthly was published on behalf of Dharmodaya Sabha by Maniharsha Jyoti Kansakar, a Nepalese trader and main benefactor to the monks in exile. The first editors were monks Aniruddha Mahathera and Mahanam Kobid. The magazine had a major effect on standardizing the language.
In 1959 Dharmodaya ceased publication.
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