- a Hindu title of address prefixed to the name of a deity, holy person, etc.
- a respectful title of address prefixed to a man's name in India; Mr.
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- the consort of Vishnu
- a title of honour used when addressing a distinguished Hindu
- a polite form of address equating to Mr.
literally: majesty, holiness
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