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Acharya

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Acharya
In Indian religions and society, an acharya (IAST: ; ; ; Pali: acariya) is a preceptor or instructor in religious matters; founder, or leader of a sect; or a highly learned man or a title affixed to the names of learned men. The designation has different meanings in HinduismBuddhismJainism and secular contexts. It is also a Brahmin surname found in Nepal and across India, including West Bengal and Maharashtra.

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Acharya acarya (Sanskrit) [from a towards + the verbal root car to proceed, practice, conduct oneself] One who proceeds or practices; a teacher, instructor, or guide. Usually applied to a spiritual teacher or guru, such as Sankaracharya.


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