- a teacher of spiritual and mystical knowledge; religious sage: often used as an honorary title.
- any of the seven great mythological seers of the Vedic and post-Vedic writings: identified with the seven stars of Ursa Major.
Origin of maharishi
Examples from the Web for maharishi
Contemporary Examples of maharishi
And finally, he went up a mountain with the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, guru to the stars, and came down again a convinced mystic.
And when all the Beatles went meditating in India with the Maharishi, he said that it reminded him of Butlins and came home early.
Winners have thanked everyone from their makeup person to "the Maharishi."Oscars Speech Dos and Don'ts
February 18, 2009
Historical Examples of maharishi
Maharishi, 7-5 you are the first yogi I have known who always stays indoors.
Maharishi, I wish you would write a book on yoga for the benefit of the world.
- Hinduism a Hindu teacher of religious and mystical knowledge
Word Origin for maharishi
Hindu sage or holy man, 1785, from Sanskrit, from maha "great," from PIE root *meg- "great" (see magnate) + rishi "inspired sage." In general use, a title for a popular spiritual leader.