- Hinduism a prominent religious teacher and spiritual guide
from Sanskrit, literally: teacher
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Then the Acharya broke his fast with those two, to his heart's content.
Mukunda bowed, the Acharya embraced him and asked him news of the Master.
The Acharya replied, "The belief of the wise is proof of divinity."
At dusk the Acharya began a sankirtan; he danced, while the Master gazed on.
He was feasted with His companions by the Acharya and others successively.