What is swami?

  • (noun): A Hindu religious teacher; used as a title of respect.

Swami

A swami (Sanskrit: स्वामी Svāmi ) sometimes abbreviated "Sw." is an ascetic or yogi who has been initiated into the religious monastic order founded by Adi Shankara, or to a religious teacher.

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Sister Gargi - Religious Life
... she was introduced to the Ramakrishna-Vivekananda movement by Swami Ashokananda ... In 1957, Advaita Ashrama published her biography of Swami Vivekananda, Swami Vivekananda in the West New Discoveries in two volumes, well known in the Vedanta ... was awarded the first Vivekananda Award by the Ramakrishna Mission for her research works on Swami Vivekananda ...
Swami Lakshmanananda
... Swami Lakshmanananda Saraswati (1926–2008), born Shravan Krishna Navami, was a Hindu monk and a highly revered spiritual leader who lived a life dedicated to tribal welfare ... The Swami was a native of Gurujanga village in Talcher and born in a pious Brahmin family ...
List Of Kodavas - Religion
... Swami Shambhavananda, a Hindu monk known for his efforts to promote malaria eradication and beekeeping ... Sadguru Appayya Swami (1885–1956), founder of Kaveri Ashram, a Hindu monastery in Virajpet, born as Palanganda Appaiah, ordained into Sannyas (monkhood) by Guru Ramgiri Swami Narayanananda ...
Swami Murugesu - Disciples
... One of them was Swami Shankarananda Maharajji who runs the Gayathri Peedam in South Africa, which was consecrated personally by Swami Murugesu in 1998 ... Another disciple is Swami Radhakrishnan who runs a Meditation centre in Germany and the Gayathri Meditation is held there ...
Swami
... A swami (Sanskrit स्वामी Svāmi ) sometimes abbreviated "Sw." is an ascetic or yogi who has been initiated into the religious monastic order founded by Adi Shankara, or to ...