darshan

[dahr-shuh n; Sephardic Hebrew dahr-shahn; Ashkenazic Hebrew dahr-shuh n]
noun, plural dar·sha·nim [Sephardic Hebrew dahr-shah-neem; Ashkenazic Hebrew dahr-shaw-nim] /Sephardic Hebrew ˌdɑr ʃɑˈnim; Ashkenazic Hebrew dɑrˈʃɔ nɪm/, dar·shans. Judaism.
  1. a preacher or teacher of Aggadah or Halakhah in a synagogue.

Origin of darshan

1915–20; < Hebrew darshān, akin to dārash interpret, expound
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  • A quiet stream of chelas arrived, almost ceaselessly, for a darshan (holy sight) of the guru.

    Autobiography of a YOGI

    Paramhansa Yogananda