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British Dictionary definitions for acharya

acharya

noun
  1. Hinduism a prominent religious teacher and spiritual guide
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Word Origin

from Sanskrit, literally: teacher
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Historical Examples

  • Then the Acharya broke his fast with those two, to his heart's content.

    Chaitanya's Life And Teachings

    Krishna das Kaviraja

  • Mukunda bowed, the Acharya embraced him and asked him news of the Master.

    Chaitanya's Life And Teachings

    Krishna das Kaviraja

  • The Acharya replied, "The belief of the wise is proof of divinity."

    Chaitanya's Life And Teachings

    Krishna das Kaviraja

  • At dusk the Acharya began a sankirtan; he danced, while the Master gazed on.

    Chaitanya's Life And Teachings

    Krishna das Kaviraja

  • He was feasted with His companions by the Acharya and others successively.

    Chaitanya's Life And Teachings

    Krishna das Kaviraja