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Sahavasa (Sanskrit: सहवास, romanizedsahavāsa) is a Sanskrit term literally meaning dwelling together or a close companionship.[1][2] It may also refer to a spiritual retreat or a gathering held by a guru or master so that his devotees may enjoy his company, i.e., his physical presence, or a gathering in his honor where his followers meet to remember him.[3]

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  1. ^ Schulz-Forberg, Hagen (6 October 2015). A Global Conceptual History of Asia, 1860–1940. Routledge. p. 122. ISBN 978-1-317-31806-4.
  2. ^ Carbine, Jason A.; Davis, Erik W. (31 January 2022). Simas: Foundations of Buddhist Religion. University of Hawaii Press. p. 330. ISBN 978-0-8248-9112-1.
  3. ^ Davis, Frank; The Master's Glossary