What is acharya?

Acharya

In Indian religions and society, an acharya (IAST: ācārya; Sanskrit: आचार्य; Tamil: அசாரி ācāri; Pali: acariya) is a guide or instructor in religious matters; founder, or leader of a sect; or one who sits of gadi; or a highly learned man or a title affixed to the names of learned men. The designation has different meanings in Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism and secular contexts.

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Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Nairobi (EASS Temple) - History of This Temple
... In 1957, Acharya Maharajshree Tejendraprasad Pande (in his Pre-Acharya status) on behalf of his father (who was then Acharya), visited the temple for the first time and installed images of Swaminarayan in ...
Acharya (Degree)
... In Sanskrit institutions Acharya is a Post Graduate Degree. ...
Sri Nrusimha Bharati VIII
... Bowring, went incognito one early morning to the Acharya’s camp ... He found the Acharya was offering flowers to Chandramoulishwara in deep meditation ... His letters to the Acharya are eloquent expressions of his esteem ...
Shantikunj - History
... Shriram Sharma Acharya on a small piece of land ... Sharaddhanjali samaroh (1990) organised here in the memory of Acharya was attended by lakhs of devotees ... Shriram Sharma Acharya ...
Sadhvi Kanakprabha - See Also
... Acharya Bhikshu Acharya Tulsi Acharya Mahapragya List of Important Jains in History Jain Vishva Bharti Institute, Ladnun ...