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Maharishi is an anglicized spelling of the [1]

Description and usage

Maharishi may refer to a [1][9]

Alternate meanings describe Maharishi as a collective name that refers to the seven rishis or saptarishis (including Maharishi Bhrigu) cited in the scriptures of Rig Veda and the Puranas, or any of the several mythological seers that are referenced in Vedic writings and associated with the seven stars of the constellation Ursa Major.[10][11]

Anyone can adopt the title.[1] According to Brewers Dictionary, outside of India, the most well known Maharishi is Maharishi Mahesh Yogi who founded Transcendental Meditation and made it available to the West.[2]

Ramana Maharshi (1879-1950) was an "Indian sage" with a philosophy about the path to self-knowledge and the integration of personality espoused in books by author Paul Brunton and Ramana's own writings such as the Collected Works (1969) and Forty Verses on Reality (1978).[12]

The title was also used by Valmiki, Patanjali and Dayananda Sarasvati.[13][14][15]

See also


  1. ^ a b c Websters Online Dictionary with Multilingual Thesaurus Translation Retrieved November 2011
  2. ^ a b Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (2009) Retrieved November 9, 2011
  3. ^ In Merriam-Webster's Collegiate(R) Dictionary (2004) Retrieved November 2011
  4. ^ Collins German Dictionary (2007) Retrieved November 2011
  5. ^ Drury, Nevill (2002) Watkins Publishing, The dictionary of the esoteric: 3000 entries on the mystical and occult, page 200
  6. ^ Luck, Steve (1998) publisher: George Philip Ltd, The American desk encyclopedia, page 499
  7. ^ Online Etymological Dictonary Retrieved Nov 2011
  8. ^ Oxford Dictionary Retrieved Nov 2011
  9. ^ Merriam Webster Retrieved November 2011
  10. ^ Retrieved Nov 2011
  11. ^ Dictionary of Hindu Lore and Legend (2002) Thames & Hudson, Retrieved November 2011
  12. ^ In Chambers Biographical Dictionary (2007) Retrieved November 2011
  13. ^ J. Agarwal (15 September 2008). I Am Proud to be a Hindu. Pustak Mahal. pp. 191–.  
  14. ^ J.M.Mehta (22 December 2005). Essence of Maharishi Patanjali's Ashtang Yoga. Pustak Mahal.  
  15. ^ J.P. Mittal (1 January 2006). History of Ancient India: From 7300 BC to 4250 BC. Atlantic Publishers & Dist. pp. 270–.  
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