Meaning of maharishi

ma•ha•ri•shi

Pronunciation: (mä-hu-rē'shē, mu-här'u-), [key]
— n. Hinduism.
  1. a teacher of spiritual and mystical knowledge; religious sage: often used as an honorary title.
  2. any of the seven great mythological seers of the Vedic and post-Vedic writings: identified with the seven stars of Ursa Major.
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