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  1. acharya(Noun)

    A spiritual teacher, guru.

  2. acharya(Noun)

    An influential mentor.

  3. acharya(Suffix)

    (suffix) A title of honour, meaning "learned" or "honoured".

  4. Origin: From आचार्य, = “rules” or “conduct” thus, = “the one who is learned in conduct”.


  1. Acharya

    In Indian religions and society, an acharya 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. The surname is also very common in the Indian state of West Bengal. Acharya is also used to address a teacher or a scholar in any discipline, e.g.: Bhaskaracharya, the mathematician. It is also a common suffix in brahmin names, e.g.: Krishnamacharya, Bhattacharya. In South India, this suffix is sometimes shortened to Achar, e.g.: TKV Desikachar. Acharya is also used as surname. In the social order of some parts of India, acharyas are considered as the highest amongst the brahmin community, often described as the "shrestha brahman" i.e. best in brahmins. In Madhwa brahmins Acharya means a priestly person.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Acharya in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Acharya in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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