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The Brahma Kumaris is a new religious movement that has Hindu roots. It follows a form of millennialism, related to the traditional Hindu belief in "yugas" or ages. Followers of Brahma Kumaris believe the "yugas" repeat themselves every 5000 years. They believe that the world was completely destroyed and recreated approximately 5000 years ago. In that respect, their beliefs are somewhat similar to young earth creationism.
Outside of India, the movement has branches in many major cities in Western Europe. The millennialism is de-emphasized to the public and may nowadays be less emphasized internally.
They meditate in the early morning.
Another trait of the cult, which is unusual for Hinduism, and for nearly all other religions, is that it gives a higher status to women than to men.